FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 11, 2002
PRODUCT: Cook Tops - BSH Home Appliances Corp., of Huntington Beach, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 330 electric cook tops. The recalled electric cook tops were sold under the "Thermador" brand name and have the model number TMH45PS and serial numbers ranging from 82030001 through 82070100. The model number and serial number can be found inside the cook top, under the hinged top. The recalled stainless steel cook tops are 45 inches wide, have four coil elements, and a griddle/grill. Appliance and specialty stores nationwide sold the cook tops from March 2002 through September 2002 for between $1,000 and $1,100.
PROBLEM: The cooking controls are miswired, which can pose a shock hazard to consumers.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: BSH Home Appliance has received 2 reports of the cooking controls malfunctioning, though no injuries have been reported.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using the cook tops immediately and contact BSH Home Appliance at (800) 758-1001 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, for a free in home repair.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.