In October of 2017, BSH Home Appliances expanded a recall of a number of dishwasher models due to a fire hazard posed by the dishwasher. Five people made reports of the power cord overheating and causing fires that resulted in property damage. This expanded recall covers 408,000 dishwasher units that are deemed to be unsafe to use.
In October of 2015, BSH Home Appliances recalled 13 of their dishwasher models. This original recall covered 149,000 dishwashers sold by BSH. Two years later, the recall was expanded to cover a total of 41 models and 408,000 units across four brand names: Bosch, Gaggenau, Jenn-Air, and Thermador. Dishwasher recalls have been surprisingly common over the past five years. These recalls typically involve the power cord or a component in the dishwasher posing a risk of overheating, which then leads to a kitchen fire.
Is Your Dishwasher Unsafe?
Fortunately, it’s easy to determine if your dishwasher is being recalled. If you have a Bosch, Gaggenau, Jenn-Air, or Thermador brand dishwasher, simply open the dishwasher’s front door and look down from the top of the dishwasher, towards the left side of the door. You should see your dishwasher’s model number and serial number. Then, compare it to the table found on the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website. If you see your dishwasher’s model there, and the serial number falls within the provided range, your dishwasher is a fire hazard. Its power cord poses a risk of overheating and causing a fire in your kitchen.
What To Do
If your dishwasher is being recalled, unplug the dishwasher and stop using it immediately. We recommend that you contact Bosch, Gaggenau, Jenn-Air, or Thermador for inspection and repair services. We are also able to fix your dishwasher or any appliance in your home that is malfunctioning, so give us a call.