February 4, 2002                  

BSH Home Appliances Corp. Announces Recall of Thermador Gas Ranges


BSH Home Appliances Corp., of Huntington Beach, Calif., is voluntarily recalling 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 Friday. Thermador Media Contact: Gary Ball (714) 899-4166