Here is a new appliance safety warning. Please share this warning. Some models of Bosch and Neff built-in gas hobs have been found to be vulnerable to a gas leak – and therefore a potential explosion.
The manufacture says, “due to potential damage to installed gas connectors, in certain circumstances gas can escape in an uncontrolled manner and in extremely rare cases a risk of explosion can arise.” BSH (the manufacturer) is offering every owner of an affected appliance a free replacement of the gas connector. This implies there is a fault or weakness in this connector that could cause it to leak gas.
Which gas hobs are affected?
In the UK these built-in gas hobs from the production period are affected: Bosch model: NGU4151DB (produced January 2009 – October 2011) and Neff model: T20S31N0 (produced January 2009 – October 2011)
Check if your gas hob is affected
Full instructions on how to check your gas hob are available on the following web page Important safety notice – POSSIBLE RISK OF GAS LEAK. There is also a freephone phone number and a photo of one of the affected hobs.
Full instructions on what to do are on the manufacturer’s website. However, obviously you need to turn off the gas supply to the hob immediately and stop using it.