January 15, 2009
Bosch and Siemens are recalling about 476,500 dishwashers. An electrical component in certain model dishwashers can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

There have been 51 reports of incidents, including 30 reports of fires resulting in property damage. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves certain Bosch® and Siemens® dishwashers manufactured from May 1999 through July 2005. The brand name is printed on the dishwashers front control panel. Model and serials numbers are located inside the dishwasher door panel on the upper right side.

BrandModel Numbers Must Begin WithSerial Numbers Must Begin With
BoschSHE43C, SHE44C
FD8503 FD8507
FD8501 FD8505
FD7905 FD8505
FD8407 FD8505
FD8004 FD8211
FD8205 FD8507
SiemensSL34AFD8308 FD8505

The appliances, made in the United States, were sold at appliance and specialty retailers nationwide from May 1999 through December 2006 for between $550 and $1,100.

Consumers should immediately stop using the listed model dishwashers and contact the repair hotline for a free repair.

For additional information, contact the BSH Home Appliances at (800) 856-9226 anytime or visit the brands Web site at www.boschappliances.com or www.siemens-home.com.

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).