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Five million Bosch, Siemens dishwashers recalled on risk of fire

BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete, a joint venture between Siemens and Robert Bosch has decided to recall five million dishwashers worldwide, after discovering that a faulty electrical part poses a fire hazard, Reuters has reported. The firm said a faulty electrical part in dishwashers manufactured between 1999 and 2005 was at least partly the cause of the overheating, which had so far been assumed to be caused by issues related to local power grids, said a spokeswoman for the joint venture.