Bosch, Siemens Dishwasher Recall

Consumer Reports News: January 16, 2009 09:46 AM

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on January 15, 2009, announced the recall of about 467,500 Bosch and Siemens U.S.-made dishwashers due to the risk of a fire hazard from an overheating electrical component.

As of the recall date, manufacturer BSH Home Appliances has received 51 reports of incidents involving the recalled dishwashers, including 30 reports of fires that caused property damage. According to the CPSC, no injuries have been reported.

The recalled models ($550 to $1,100) were made from May 1999 through July 2005 and were sold at appliance and specialty retailers nationwide from May 1999 through December 2006.

Bosch (shown) model numbers begin with: SHE43C, SHE44C, SHE46C, SHE56C, SHU33, SHU42, SHU432, SHU43C, SHU53A

Siemens model number begins with: SL34A

If you own a recalled model, stop using it immediately and contact BSH Home Appliances (800-856-9226) to arrange for a free repair.

To see which specific models have been recalled and to get more details on the recall, read the CPSC recall notice or call BSH Home Appliances (800-856-9226) at anytime.

Essential information: If you're in the market for a new dishwasher, visit our dishwasher product page and read our latest report.

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