German Firm Says Faulty Gas Cookers Affected 170 Kenya Buyers

German home appliance maker BSH says its recent recall of gas cookers in Kenya affected about 170 units sold locally.

Bosch - FS gas cookers manufactured between January 2009 and October 2011 have been shown to have a fault affecting the gas supply. file photo | nmg

Bosch – FS gas cookers manufactured between January 2009 and October 2011 have been shown to have a fault affecting the gas supply. file photo | nmg

The firm on Tuesday warned its Kenyan customers in a notice published in local dailies to check their gas cooking appliances “immediately” for a gas supply fault that could cause explosion in extreme cases.
On Thursday the company said no explosions had been reported so far. “Around 170 appliances have been affected in Kenya. We did not have any reported explosions,” Burcin Girit, the head of corporate communications at BSH, said in a response to our queries.

She termed the recall as a precautionary measure and reiterated that every owner of an affected appliance will be offered a free replacement by an authorised service technician in their homes.

“We initiated this precautionary measure because during our comprehensive product monitoring and detailed research into the causes, we identified that certain gas connectors might be damaged,” explained Ms Girit.

The recall affects models of its Bosch-FS gas cookers manufactured between January 2009 and October 2011.
The firm, billed as Europe’s largest manufacturer of home appliances has issued similar warnings in other parts of the world affecting the product in markets where it is present.

– Business Daily

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