February 4, 2002
BSH Home Appliances Has Recalled Thermador Gas Ranges
Beach, CA (SafetyAlerts)
- BSH Home Appliances Corp.
has recalled about
2,460 Thermador brand gas ranges. Hot air is vented below the small oven and
causes the metal surface on the door of this oven to get too hot, presenting
a burn hazard to consumers.
BSH has received one report of high temperatures on the surface of one of
the ranges. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled ovens are 48-inch All-Gas Professional Ranges and were sold
under the Thermador brand name. The ranges are stainless steel and have
small and large side-by-side ovens. Only model numbers PRG484GGUS,
PRG486GDUS, and PRG486GLUS and serial number ranges 98020001-98129999,
99010001-99129999, 20010001-20129999 and 81010001- 81119999 are included in
the recall. The model and serial number are located on a data plate behind
the kick panel at the bottom front of the range.
Appliance and specialty stores nationwide sold the ranges from March 1998
through November 2001 for between $5540 and $6370.
Consumers should stop using the small ovens immediately and contact their
local Thermador service center to arrange a free repair. For more
information or to locate a local authorized service center, contact
Thermador at (800) 735-4328 between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through