Recall: Roof-mounted Bosch solar panels
On 2017-04-13, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Roof-mounted Bosch solar panels due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2011 for about $300.
About 30,000 units are involved in this Bosch Solar Energy solar panels recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Solar Panels category in 2017.
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What is the problem?
The solar panels can overheat, posing a risk of fire.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Roof-Mounted Bosch Photovoltaic Solar Modules with model number c-Si M 60 NA30119. Bosch solar modules are photovoltaic solar panels used to generate electricity. Each module measures approximately 65 inches by 39 inches by 1.65 inches, and weighs just less than 42 pounds. The solar cells are housed in a glass-foil laminate framed by an anodized aluminum profile. The output power of the panel is 245 watt peak.
These items were sold new+ at Commercial installers nationwide from October 2011 through May 2013 for about $300 per panel.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should contact their installer to determine if their solar panels are the model being recalled. If it is, customers should contact Bosch to arrange for free replacement.
Bosch toll-free at 855-866-8470 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.bosch-solarenergy.com and click on "Recall Notice" at the bottom of the page for more information and to register for free replacement.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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