Consumers who purchased or own a Bosch dishwasher.
Fire, smoke and property damage
In 2009, Bosch issued a voluntary recall on certain model dishwashers that could overheat and pose a fire risk to consumers. In 2013, a second global recall was issued and covered more than five million machines.
Consumers who own a Bosch dishwasher that caught fire may be able to sue the manufacturer and recover compensation for damages. Allegedly certain dishwashers manufactured by Bosch Small Appliances and as part of a Bosch/Siemens joint venture contain a defect within the control panel’s circuit board and may pose a fire risk. In light of this information, attorneys are investigating whether consumers can file a class action lawsuit to recover compensation for property damage, the cost of their appliance, and other losses.
Bosch Dishwasher Fire Hazard Cited in Previous Recall
On January 15, 2009, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall of dishwasher models manufactured between May 1999 and July 2005. The CPSC reported that an electrical component in these appliances could overheat and pose a fire hazard. At the point of the recall, the agency had received 30 reports of fires in Bosch and Siemens dishwashers. Each of these fires resulted in property damage, according to the reports. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that the defective component responsible for the fires had been included in all dishwashers manufactured worldwide between 1999 and 2005. As a result, Bosch issued a global recall in 2013.
Consumers Post Dishwasher Complaints Online
A number of consumers have taken to the internet to express their complaints over Bosch dishwashers. One consumer complained his dishwasher began to emit black smoke from the control panel. Other complaints include: