BSH Home Appliances Corp. Recalls Certain Models of Bosch(R) and Siemens(R) Dishwashers

                               Affected Models:
        SHE43C, SHE44C, SHE46C, SHE56C, SHU33, SHU42, SHU432, SHU43C,
                                SHU53A, SL34A

    TORONTO, Jan. 15 /CNW/ - BSH Home Appliances Corporation of Huntington
Beach, California announces a voluntary recall in Canada for certain models of
Bosch and Siemens residential dishwashers manufactured between 1999 and 2005.
The products are being voluntarily recalled because an electrical component in
the dishwasher can overheat, posing a potential fire hazard to consumers.
    Out of approximately 45,500 dishwashers sold in Canada, BSH Home
Appliances had received twelve (12) reports of incidents, some of which may
include alleged fires and minor property damage. No injuries have been
    Consumers with an affected unit should stop using the unit immediately
and call the BSH toll-free hotline at 800-856-9226 to arrange for a free field
visit and repair by a an authorized manufacturer representative. Customer
assistance operators are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Consumers
can also visit the following Web sites for more information: or
    The affected units were sold in Canada by retailers in British Columbia,
Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
For a complete list of retailers within these jurisdictions, visit the brand
Web sites mentioned above.
    The affected dishwasher brands, model numbers and FD numbers are listed
below. The brand name is printed on the dishwasher's front control panel. The
model and serial number can be found inside the dishwasher door panel on the
upper right side.

    Brand    Model Numbers Must Begin With    Serial Numbers Must Begin With
             SHE43C, SHE44C                   FD8503 - FD8507
             SHE46C, SHE56C                   FD8501 - FD8505
    Bosch    SHU33,                           FD7905 - FD8505
             SHU42,                           FD8407 - FD8505
             SHU432,                          FD8004 - FD8211
             SHU43C, SHU53A                   FD8205 - FD8507
    Siemens  SL34A                            FD8308 - FD8505

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    About BSH Home Appliances Corporation

    BSH Home Appliances Corporation manufactures and markets small and major
home appliances which are known across throughout North America for their
high-quality and superior innovation. BSH sells its Bosch, Siemens, Thermador
and Gaggenau branded products throughout North America, through distributors,
independent appliance dealers, national and regional retailers, builders and
large buying groups.  BSH Home Appliances Corporation is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH, headquartered in Munich,
Germany, the world's third largest home appliance manufacturer. Manufacturing
facilities are located in New Bern, North Carolina, and La Follette,

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