Important Recalls You Should Know About


U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affiars
Washington, D.C. 20207

January 15, 2009
Release #09-100

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Bosch® and Siemens® Model Dishwashers Recalled by BSH Home Appliances Corporation Due to Fire Hazard.

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 producs immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Bosch® and Siemens® Model Dishwashers

Units: About 476,500

Manufacturer: BSH Home Appliances Corp., of Huntington Beach, California

Hazard: An electrical component in certain model dishwashers can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: BSH Home Appliances has received 51 reports of incidents, including 30 reports of fires resulting in property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves certain Bosch® and Siemens® dishwashers manufactured from May 1999 through July 2005. The brand name is printed on the dishwasher's front control panel. Model and serial numbers are located inside the dishwasher inside the dishwasher door on the upper right side.

Brand Model Numbers Must Begin With Serial Numbers Must Begin With
Bosch SHE43C, SHE44C
FD8503 - FD8507
FD8501 - FD8505
FD7905 - FD8505
FD8407 - FD8505
FD8004 - FD8211
FD8205 - FD8507
Siemens SL34A FD8308 - FD8505

Sold at: Appliance and specialty retailers nationwide from May 1999 through December 2006 for between $550 and $1100.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the listed model dishwashers and contact the repair hotline for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact BSH Home Appliance at (800) 856-9226 anytime or visit the brand's Web site at or

Bosch Dishwasher

Siemens Dishwasher

Model Number / Serial Number Location

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