|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 7, 2007
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 758-1001
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 consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Product: Thermador® Brand Ceramic Cooktops
Units: About 2,000
Manufacturer: BSH Home Appliances Corp. of Huntington Beach, Calif.
Hazard: The cooktop can come on by itself when switched off, creating a potential fire hazard if flammable items are left on the cooktop.
Description: The cooktop has electric and induction heating elements with a black ceramic glass surface. This recall involves model numbers CIT302DS/01 and CIT362DS/01 with date codes between 8606 and 8612. The model number and date code can be found on the underside of the cooktop.
Sold at: Appliance and specialty stores nationwide from October 2006 through March 2007 for between $1,800 and $2,200.
Manufactured in: Spain
Remedy: Consumers should disconnect the cooktop at the circuit breaker when not in use, and never leave anything on the cooktop when it is unattended. Contact BSH Home Appliances for a free in-home repair.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact BSH Home Appliances at (800) 758-1001 between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.thermador.com
Model Number CIT362DS/01
Model Number CIT302DS/01
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