Bosch, Neff and Siemens re-issue dishwasher safety noticeDishwashers recalled are a potential fire hazard
23 March 2013
The manufacturer that makes Bosch, Neff and Siemens dishwashers (BSH) is making a renewed attempt to track down potentially dangerous models originally recalled in 2011.
After recovering only around 24% of affected models, Recall UK estimates that there are almost 480,000 potentially dangerous dishwashers still in people’s homes.
The products were first recalled in July 2011 when it was discovered that some dishwashers could overheat and, in rare cases, become a fire hazard.
Do you own a faulty dishwasher?
The affected dishwashers were manufactured between 1999-2005 and include models in the batch numbered FD7901 to FD8504.
Bosch says that it will repair affected dishwashers free of charge, in your home.
If you're looking for a new dishwasher, read our dishwasher reviews to find the best model for you.
Faulty appliances cause fires
According to government figures, almost 6,000 appliances or their electrical leads caught fire because of faults in 2010/11.
Look out for safety features when buying new appliances to help prevent accidental fires.
- Some gas cookers have Flame Safety Devices (FSD), which help to stop the flow of gas if the flame is extinguished. Read our reviews to find the best cooker, oven or range cooker.
- With some food-preparation appliances, such as food processors and stand mixers, there is a feature called overheat protection or motor thermal protection, which will turn it off if it gets too hot.
- Irons sometimes have an auto shut-off function that switches the iron off automatically if it hasn’t been used for a certain period of time. Find out which irons have this feature using our irons comparison tool.