|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 29, 2007
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 701-5230
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Fire Hazard with Thermador® Built-In Ovens Leads to Recall by BSH Home Appliances Corp.
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.
Name of Product: Thermador® Brand Built-In Ovens
Units: About 42,000
Manufacturer: BSH Home Appliances Corp., of Huntington Beach, Calif.
Hazard: The oven can have gaps in the insulation where overheating can occur and when used in the self-cleaning mode it can cause nearby cabinets to overheat. This can pose a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: BSH Home Appliances has received ten reports of incidents including one which resulted in a fire that caused extensive property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Thermador® Brand built-in single ovens and combination models which have a conventional oven and a microwave. The model numbers of the single ovens are C271B, C301B, SEC271B and SEC301B. The model numbers of the combination models are SEM272B, SEM302B, SEMW272B and SEMW302B. The ovens have date codes between FD8403 and FD8701. The model number and date code can be found on the underside of the control panel.
Sold at: Appliance and specialty stores nationwide from November 2004 through May 2007 for between $2,400 and $3,900.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the oven's self-cleaning mode and contact BSH Home Appliances immediately to schedule an inspection and free repair, if necessary.
Consumer Contact: BSH Home Appliances at (800) 701-5230 between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. For more information, visit the firm's Web site at www.thermador.com
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.