BSH Home Appliances has identified a potential fire hazard 63,000 Bosch dishwashers could be prone to.
The company is recalling 20 models of dishwashers manufactured between 2000 and 2006, totalling 63,000 dishwashers in total.
The recalled dishwashers “may develop cracks in the printed circuit board within the control module,” which “could potentially lead to melting of soldering material or, in an unlikely event, ignition of a fire in the dishwasher.”
In Australia, 15 reported instances have been recognised by BSH and a further two are currently being investigated. So far no one has been injured.
If you own an affected dishwasher, immediately cease using it and unplug it from the wall socket.
Repairs to the affected dishwashers will be performed on-site, will take roughly 45 minutes and can be organised within 7 days of a customer calling the dedicated BSH hotline on 1300 369 744 or browse the dedicated website here.
The affected model numbers follow:
SGI4335AU, SGI4345AU, SGI4347AU, SGI43A25AU, SGI43A45AU, SGI43A55AU, SGI4705AU, SGI4715AU, SGI53A55AU, SGS4332AU, SGS4352AU, SGS43A92AU, SGS43B22AU, SGS43B42AU, SGS4702AU, SGS4712AU, SGS5332AU, SGS53A52AU, SRI43A05AU, and SRS5302AU.
To identify if your dishwasher’s model number, see below: