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Hazard Prompts Recall of Thermador Built-In Ovens


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Washington, D.C./June 29th - Release #07-228

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with BSH Home Appliances Corp., of Huntington Beach, Calif., today announced a voluntary recall of approximately 42,000 Thermador® Brand Built-In Ovens

The ovens can have gaps in the insulation where overheating can occur and when used in the self-cleaning mode heat lost through these gaps can cause nearby cabinets to overheat. This poses a fire hazard to consumers.

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.

This recall involves Thermador® 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.

These ovens were manufactured in the United States and sold at appliance and specialty stores nationwide from November 2004 through May 2007 for between $2,400 and $3,900.

CPSC recommends that consumers stop using the oven's self-cleaning mode and contact BSH Home Appliances immediately to schedule an inspection and free repair, if necessary.

For more information, contact BSH Home Appliances at (800) 701-5230 between 7 a.m.and 11 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or the firms website at www.thermador.com

Consumers can see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07228.html

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

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