Recalled faulty dishwasher causes house fire

The fire was believed to have been caused by this dishwasher. Credit: ITV News

For weeks now ITV News has reported on the dangers of faulty goods remaining in homes despite recalls.

We have relayed concerns that the recall system is not tracing appliances that can cause death and injury.

Today comes yet another example of what can go wrong.

Dorset Fire & Rescue Service say that a fire in the early hours of this morning was caused by a faulty dishwasher.

The fire officer in charge, Stuart Granger, told us:

The dishwasher at this property was one which is part of a national product recall, due to the manufacturers Bosch recognising a fault which could start a fire.

The dishwasher at fault was one which is part of a national recall. Credit: Dorset Fire and Rescue Service

Back in 2011, Bosch announced the recall of models that were manufactured between 1999 and 2005 and have batch numbers between FD7901 through to FD8504.

If anyone has a Bosch dishwasher they can easily check if their appliance is one which is affected by visiting

The model and batch numbers are found inside the dishwasher door panel. Credit: Bosch

Dorset Fire and Rescue Service have now attended a number of fires involving Bosch dishwashers - I'm told it could be six.

The Electrical Safety Council (a UK charity dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries caused by electrical accidents) told me:

It is another example of how the current recall system creates confusion instead of the clarity we have a right to expect.

A Bosch spokesperson told ITV News that affected dishwashers should not be used.