Dishwasher Recall: More Than 500,000 Dishwashers Recalled For Starting Fires
Initial Recall Expanded To Include 557,000 Total Dishwashers
From an article by Kaitlin Gates of dontwasteyourmoney.com: The first recall in October 2015 covered 149,000 units. In total, the Consumer Product Safety Commission says 557,000 dishwashers manufactured by BSH Home Appliance and sold under the Bosch, Gaggenau, Jenn-Air, Thermador and Kenmore Elite brands are now included in the recall.
These images below show you where you can find the model number and serial number on your dishwasher at home. We’ve included a full list of the model number and serial numbers affected by this newest round of recalls, too.
If your dishwasher is one of these brands, go ahead and pop open the door to compare the model number and serial numbers to the list—you can never be too safe.
Overheating And Fires Caused By Dishwashers
The recall follows reports that power cords supplied with the recalled dishwashers from January 2008 to December 2013 could overheat and catch fire.
When the first recall was announced, the CPSC had received 10 reports of electrical cords overheating, including five reports that resulted in property damage.
The new recall comes after five new reports, all which resulted in property damage.
No injuries have been reported, but still, you wouldn’t expect your dishwasher to catch fire, would you?
New Round Of Recalls
Affected units in this latest recall were sold nationwide from January 2013 to May 2015 for between $850 and $2,600.
If you have questions about the recall, contact BSH Home Appliances at 888-965-5813 or online at the brand websites: Bosch, Gaggenau, Jenn-Air, Thermador, or Kenmore. You can file a report with CPSC by clicking here.
Affected Models And Serial Numbers
The model numbers for this newest round of recalls can be found below. (Details and model numbers for the units recalled during the first recall round in 2015 can be found by clicking this link.)
If you have one of these models, you should stop using it immediately and contact BSH Home Appliances for a free inspection and repair.
(Serial number range: FD 9209 – 9403)
SHE33T SHE53T SHE65T SHE68T SHE7PT SHE8PT SHP53T SHP65T
SHP7PT SHV53T SHV68T SHV7PT SHV8PT SHX53T SHX65T SHX68T
(Serial number range FD 9401 – 9501)
SGE53U SGE68U SGX68U SPE53U SPE68U SPX68U
(Serial number range FD 9404 – 9501)
JDB9600CWS JDB9600CWP JDB9600CWX
(Serial number range FD 9209 – 9403)
Article by Kaitlin Gates