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