Recall: Thermador® Built-In Ovens pose a fire hazard

Legal news for product liability attorneys. The CPSC and BSH Home Appliances Corp. have recalled built-in ovens.

CPSC alerts product liability lawyers: BSH Home Appliances Corp. recalls built-in ovens over fire hazard.

Huntington Beach, CA—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) http://www.cpsc.gov/ and BSH Home Appliances Corp. have voluntarily recalled Thermador® built-in ovens after discovering a fire hazard. The recall was announced on Thursday, January 21, 2010, as reported by the CPSC.

BSH Home Appliances Corp. has recalled nearly 37,000 more built-in ovens after they previously recalled 42,000 in June 2007. The ovens reportedly can have gaps in the insulation, which can cause overheating when used in the self-cleaning model, posing a fire hazard. There have been three reports of incidents, in which two resulted in fires that damaged nearby cabinetry. No injuries have been reported. The recall involves Thermador brand built-in double ovens with model numbers C272B, C302B, SEC272, SEC302, SECD272 and SECD302 and serial numbers between FD8403 through FD8701, which can be found on the underside of the control panel. The recalled products were sold at appliance and specialty stores across the country from June 2004 through July 2007 for between $3,000 and $4,400. Consumers are advised to discontinue use of the self-cleaning mode immediately, and contact BSH Home Appliances Corp. to schedule an inspection and free repair, if necessary. For additional information, consumers are instructed to contact Thermador at (800) 701-5230 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.thermador.com.

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