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Over 500,000 dishwashers recalled for fire risk—is yours on the list?

Bosch, Thermador, Gaggenau, Jenn-Air, and Kenmore dishwashers affected

Bosch 500 Series Dishwasher Credit: BSH Home Appliances

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced an expanded recall of 408,000 dishwashers that can catch fire due to a faulty power cord.

This is in addition to a October 2015 recall of 149,000 units for the same issue, and a related recall of 61,000 dishwashers in Canada.

Want to know if your dishwasher is affected? Here’s what to do:

Bosch Serial Number
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Open the door to find your model and serial numbers. It will either be on the top or side of the door. (This dishwasher is not included in the recall.)

  1. Look for the serial number and model number on either the top or side of the inside of the door. Not all serial numbers of all model numbers are included in the recall.

  2. Visit the CPSC’s website and enter your model and serial number to find out if it is has been recalled. (Canadians should visit Health Canada’s website.)

  3. If your dishwasher has been recalled, stop using it and contact Bosch at (888) 965-5813 or boschdishpowercord.com to arrange for a free repair.

According to the CPSC, there have been five reports of affected power cords overheating and causing fires that resulted in property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Bosch says the dishwashers were manufacturerd between January 2008 and January 2015 and were built in both the U.S. and Germany. Stainless steel, black, white and custom panel dishwashers are affected.

New Bosch dishwashers are not included in the recall.

Bosch, Thermador, and Gaggenau are part of BSH home appliances. BSH also manufactured an affected model for Jenn-Air (the JDB9600) and some Kenmore models sold only in Canada.