Sure, you can expect your dishes to not always come out sparkling clean, but the last thing you’d expect from your dishwasher is for it to be a safety hazard.
However, more than two years after more than 100,000 dishwashers from multiple major brands were recalled after reports of fires, the recall has now been expanded to cover another 408,000 dishwashers.
Initial Recall Expanded To Include 557,000 Total Dishwashers
The first recall in October 2015 covered 149,000 units. In total, the Consumer Product Safety Commission says 557,000 dishwashers manufactured by BSH Home Appliance and sold under the Bosch, Gaggenau, Jenn-Air, Thermador and Kenmore Elite brands are now included in the recall.
These images below show you where you can find the model number and serial number on your dishwasher at home. We’ve included a full list of the model number and serial numbers affected by this newest round of recalls, too.
If your dishwasher is one of these brands, go ahead and pop open the door to compare the model number and serial numbers to the list—you can never be too safe.
Overheating And Fires Caused By Dishwashers
The recall follows reports that power cords supplied with the recalled dishwashers from January 2008 to December 2013 could overheat and catch fire.
When the first recall was announced, the CPSC had received 10 reports of electrical cords overheating, including five reports that resulted in property damage.
The new recall comes after five new reports, all which resulted in property damage.
No injuries have been reported, but still, you wouldn’t expect your dishwasher to catch fire, would you?
New Round Of Recalls
Affected units in this latest recall were sold nationwide from January 2013 to May 2015 for between $850 and $2,600.
If you have questions about the recall, contact BSH Home Appliances at 888-965-5813 or online at the brand websites: Bosch, Gaggenau, Jenn-Air, Thermador, or Kenmore. You can file a report with CPSC by clicking here.
Affected Models And Serial Numbers
The model numbers for this newest round of recalls can be found below. (Details and model numbers for the units recalled during the first recall round in 2015 can be found by clicking this link.)
If you have one of these models, you should stop using it immediately and contact BSH Home Appliances for a free inspection and repair.
(Serial number range: FD 9209 – 9403)
(Serial number range FD 9401 – 9501)
(Serial number range FD 9404 – 9501)
(Serial number range FD 9209 – 9403)
Another big recall announcement got made this week by a company called Mann Packing, which packages vegetable for stores such as Aldi, Walmart and Trader Joe’s.
The vegetables are being recalled after one package tested positive for listeria, which can cause fever, diarrhea and death.
To learn more about which vegetables were recalled, check out this list we put together.