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Sears Canada Advised of a Potential Safety Hazard Relating to Certain Models of Bosch(R) Dishwashers
TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2009 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) -- Sears Canada has been advised by Bosch Home Appliances of a potential safety hazard relating to certain Bosch(R) dishwashers. It has been discovered that an electrical component in the dishwashers can overheat, posing a potential fire hazard.

The affected Bosch dishwashers were manufactured between 1999 and 2005, and were sold across all channels of Sears Canada. The list of affected model numbers and corresponding Sears item numbers are found below. The model and serial numbers may be found inside the dishwasher door panel on the upper right side.

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    Sears Item No.       Model No.      Serial Nos. Begin With
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       99532            SHE56C 02UC          FD8501-FD8505
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       99533            SHE56C 05UC          FD8501-FD8505
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       99539            SHE56C 06UC          FD8501-FD8505
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       99512            SHE44C02UC           FD8503-FD8507
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       99513            SHE44C05UC           FD8503-FD8507
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       99519            SHE44C06UC           FD8503-FD8507
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       99514            SHE44C07UC           FD8503-FD8507
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       99502            SHE43C02UC           FD8503-FD8507
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       99503            SHE43C05UC           FD8503-FD8507
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       99509            SHE43C06UC           FD8503-FD8507
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       99332            SHU53A02UC           FD8205-FD8507
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       99333            SHU53A05UC           FD8205-FD8507
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       99335            SHU53A06UC           FD8205-FD8507
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       99932            SHU4322UC            FD8004-FD8211
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       99939            SHU4326UC            FD8004-FD8211
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       99322            SHU43C02UC           FD8205-FD8507
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       99323            SHU43C05UC           FD8205-FD8507
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       99325            SHU43C06UC           FD8205-FD8507
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       99324            SHU43C07UC           FD8205-FD8507
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       99912            SHU3302UC            FD7905-FD8505
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       99919            SHU3305UC            FD7905-FD8505
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       99915            SHU3306UC            FD7905-FD8505
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       99914            SHU3307UC            FD7905-FD8505
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       99312            SHU33A02UC           FD7905-FD8505
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       99313            SHU33A05UC           FD7905-FD8505
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       99315            SHU33A06UC           FD7905-FD8505
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In the interest of consumer safety, customers who own an affected dishwasher should cease use immediately. Sears Canada will be contacting its customers directly to schedule a free repair.

If Sears Canada customers wish more information, they may call Sears Canada at 1-800-4-MY-HOME.

Information is also available on the Bosch web site at www.bosch-appliances.ca, or by calling 1-800-856-9226.

Sears Canada in cooperation with Bosch appliances, is bringing this matter to the public's attention in the interest of consumer safety and apologizes for any inconvenience.

Sears Canada is a multi-channel retailer with a network of 198 corporate stores, 187 dealer stores, 44 home improvement showrooms, over 1,850 catalogue merchandise pick-up locations, 106 Sears Travel offices and a nationwide home maintenance, repair, and installation network. The Company also publishes Canada's most extensive general merchandise catalogue and offers shopping online at www.sears.ca.

SOURCE: Sears Canada Inc.

Katarina Kristanic, Sears Canada Inc., (416) 941-4424, katarina.kristanic@sears.ca