Sunday, July 01, 2007

6/29/07 Fire Hazard with Thermador(r) Built-In Ovens Leads to Recall by BSH Home Appliances Corp.

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 products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Thermador(r) Brand Built-In Ovens

Units: About 42,000

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

Hazard: The oven can have gaps in the insulation where overheating can
occur and when used in the self-cleaning mode it can cause nearby
cabinets to overheat. This can pose a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: BSH Home Appliances has received ten reports of
incidents including one which resulted in a fire that caused extensive
property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Thermador(r) Brand built-in single
ovens and combination models which have a conventional oven and a
microwave. The model numbers of the single ovens are C271B, C301B,
SEC271B and SEC301B. The model numbers of the combination models are
SEM272B, SEM302B, SEMW272B and SEMW302B. The ovens have date codes
between FD8403 and FD8701. The model number and date code can be found
on the underside of the control panel.

Sold at: Appliance and specialty stores nationwide from November 2004
through May 2007 for between $2,400 and $3,900.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the oven's self-cleaning mode and
contact BSH Home Appliances immediately to schedule an inspection and
free repair, if necessary.

Consumer Contact: BSH Home Appliances at (800) 701-5230 between 7 a.m.
and 11 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. For more information, visit the
firm's Web site at

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