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Bosch dishwasher, model SHU43C
Kitchen
Appliances
Dishwashers (214)
BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION    
BOSCH
SHU43C
FD831000204
 
 
LOWE'S
Georgia
3/18/2004
Bosch dishwasher:
With respect to my Bosch dishwasher, purchased new in March, 2004, it was running normally on 6/15/13 when I smelled smoke, and then saw flames a foot high coming from the front control panel area, as well as flames on the floor where melted plastic had fallen. I quickly put it out with a fire extinguisher, and shut off the electric power at the electric panel box.
Further investigation revealed that this model (SHU43C) was the subject of a recall by Bosch in 2009, for this very type of fire. I was never contacted by Bosch about any recall.
6/15/2013
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Incident, No Injury
Unspecified
Male
64 years
Yes
No
No
have not yet removed it from the premises
No
N/A
Comment from BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION 7/8/2013
The dishwasher in this report is one of the recalled units and the issue is that which the recall was implemented to prevent.
The recall was announced in press releases by both the manufacturer and CPSC which were picked up and carried by the major news services, consumer groups and safety message resources. All owners of recalled dishwashers that had registered with the manufacturer or whose contact information was provided by dealers or distributors were individually notified by mail. Also, the recall announcement is listed on Saferproducts.gov, the CPSC Public Data Base, and public announcements were published in major regional newspapers.

CPSC does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of the Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database on SaferProducts.gov, particularly with respect to information submitted by people outside of CPSC.