BSH Home Appliances Corporation, the manufacturer of Bosch® dishwashers, is recalling 194,000 dishwashers in the United States and Canada because the power cords can overheat, posing a fire hazard. The defective cords were supplied with certain Bosch, Gaggenau, Kenmore Elite and Thermador Dishwashers. BSH Home Appliances has received ten reports of the electrical cords overheating, including five reports of fire resulting in property damage. No injuries have been reported.
The recall involves power cords that were manufactured in Germany and supplied with certain dishwashers that were sold from January 2009 to May 2014 for between $850 and $2600. These Bosch, Gaggenau, Kenmore Elite and Thermador dishwashers were sold at appliance and specialty retailers, department stores, authorized builder distributors, and home improvement stores nationwide and online.
Consumers should look for model and serial numbers are located on the top side of the dishwashers’ inner door panel, and check them against the CPSC’s recall list. If your dishwasher is recalled, you should immediately stop using it and contact BSH Home Appliances for a free inspection and repair.