ALERT: Fire Hazard Linked to Thermador® Built-In Ovens

Fire hazards in products can be some of the most dangerous types of hazards. Fires that erupt from products can cause burns to individuals and the spread of the fire to surrounding areas. On January 21, 2010, BSH Home Appliances Corp. of Huntington Beach California, in conjunction with The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, announced a recall of the Thermador® Built-In Oven following reports from individuals of fires due to the oven.

Insulation gaps in the oven are the cause for concern in the recalled Thermador® oven. These insulation gaps can overheat when in use or in the self cleaning mode. The overheating can create a fire that reaches surrounding cabinetry and ultimately places users at risk of serious injury or death. Two of the three reports received by Thermador® involve fires that reached surrounding cabinetry. In the past, BSH Home Appliances Corp. had recalled 42,000 built in ovens. The latest recall involves 37,000 built in ovens. This recall is limited to the Thermador® built in double oven model numbers C272B, C302B, SEC272, SEC302, SECD272 and SECD302 and serial numbers between FD8403 through FD8701. People can check the serial number by viewing the underside of the control panel. People affected by the recall should stop using the oven and call the manufacturer at (800) 701-5230.

Fire hazards can be created many ways. Failure to maintain a gas oven is a fire hazard. Heating of toxic fumes can cause a fire hazard. Misuse of a product can cause a fire hazard. Manufacturer defects are one of the leading causes of fire hazards each year.

Manufacturers of defective products are liable for damages and personal injury that their products cause. Replacement of the product or an alternative product may be warranted.

Burton Padove accepts the responsibility to assert legal rights of people injured because of fire hazards. Burton Padove will work diligently for you to obtain financial compensation for your injuries caused by the negligence of others, including: pain and suffering, past and future lost wages, past and future medical care expenses, disability and disfigurement. If you or a loved one has experienced harm because of a defective product, call Burton Padove for a free consultation at 219-836-2200 or 877-446-5294 for nationwide callers.