BSH Home Appliances Corp. Expands Recall of Thermador® Built-In Ovens Due to Fire Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Thermador® Built-In Ovens
Units: About 37,000 (42,000 built-in ovens were previously recalled in June 2007)
Manufacturer: BSH Home Appliances Corp., of Huntington Beach, Calif.
Hazard: The ovens can have gaps in the insulation where overheating can occur and when used in the self-cleaning mode it can cause nearby cabinets to catch fire. This poses a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: BSH Home Appliances has received three additional reports of incidents, including two that resulted in fires that damaged surrounding cabinets. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall involves Thermador Brand built-in double ovens with model numbers C272B, C302B, SEC272, SEC302, SECD272 and SECD302 and serial numbers between FD8403 through FD8701. Model and serial numbers are located on the underside of the control panel.
Sold at: Appliance and specialty stores nationwide from June 2004 through July 2007 for between $3,000 and $4,400.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the oven’s self-cleaning mode and contact the firm to schedule an inspection and free repair, if necessary.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Thermador at (800) 701-5230 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.thermador.com
Consumers can obtain recall and general safety information by logging on to CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.
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