BSH Home Appliances Corp. is expanding its recall of Thermador® Built-In Ovens because they can catch fire. The ovens can have gaps in the insulation where overheating can occur and when used in the self-cleaning mode it can cause nearby cabinets to catch fire. BSH has received three additional reports of incidents, including two that resulted in fires that damaged surrounding cabinets. No injuries have been reported.
About 37,000 of the ovens are being recalled. 42,000 were recalled back in 2007. The recall involves Thermador Brand built-in double ovens with model numbers C272B, C302B, SEC272, SEC302, SECD272 and SECD302 and serial numbers between FD8403 through FD8701. Model and serial numbers are located on the underside of the control panel.
The recalled ovens were sold at appliance and specialty stores nationwide from June 2004 through July 2007 for between $3,000 and $4,400.
Consumers should immediately stop using the oven's self-cleaning mode and contact the firm to schedule an inspection and free repair, if necessary.