A Bosch dishwasher power cord recall has been expanded to 663,000 models.
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The power cord of many Bosch and other dishwasher brands can catch fire.A two-year-old recall of 194,000 Bosch, Thermador, and other dishwasher models in the US and Canada has been expanded to include 663,000 models.Over the past two years, BSH Home Appliances, which announced the recall with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, has received five reports of the power cords overheating and causing fires that resulted in property damage.
There were 10 incidents of power cords overheating in the 2015 recall.BSH said that the overheating happened when the dishwasher was in use.
The models that were included in the recall sold for between $850 and $2,500.They were available in a variety of colors, with the option of adding a custom panel.
According to Consumer Reports, dishwasher fires accounted for 987 fires, three deaths, 23 injuries, and almost 15 million dollars in property loss from 2012 to 2015.
A lot of dishwasher fires are caused by electrical failure or malfunction, short circuits, improper installation, and overloading of the dishwasher.It is recommended that you avoid overloading the dishwasher and that it be installed by certified technicians.
BSH says that owners of the recalled dishwashers should stop using them and arrange for a free inspection and replacement power cord.The repair should take less than an hour.
If you purchased a Bosch, Thermador, Gaggenau, or Jenn- Air dishwasher over the past seven years, you should check the recall notice to see if your model is affected.You can call the BSH recall hotline or go to the website of the brand you own for more information.They are.