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Samsung Oven Alert
April 13, 2016

We have been advised that some STAR-K certified Samsung ranges may have a Sabbath Mode that does not work properly. If you own one of these ranges, see here for instructions:
http://www.star-k.org/articles/articles/kosher-appliances/appliance-memos/3679/information-on-samsung-ranges/
Please note that you still need to put your oven into Sabbath Mode before Shabbos or YomTov, even if you have installed a "ShabbosSwitch".



LG Oven Alert
April 07, 2016

LG OVEN ALERT We have been advised that for all LG STAR-K certified ovens, closing the door turns the oven on immediately. Please consider these ranges, both gas and electric, de-certified until further notice. In order to avoid this issue, install a “ShabboSwitch” available at your local bookstore or online. Any method of keeping the plunger switch on the frame of the oven depressed will work. If using tape, make sure it can withstand the heat of the oven. (Duct tape may not work.) If you own one of these ovens, and wish to receive updates, send an email to rivkaleah@star-k.org.



Bosch Alert #2
April 04, 2016

Please note the following about the Bosch HBLP651LUC, HBLP651RUC, and HBLP651UC built-in double ovens. There is a problem with the Sabbath Mode in the lower oven only. The upper oven works correctly in Sabbath Mode.
Please contact bosch-usa-questions@bshg.com or call Bosch customer service at 800-944-2904 if you own one of these models. Please provide your name, phone number, and email address, so that the company can coordinate service. Bosch will schedule a service appointment to repair the affected models free of charge. The manufacturer is working on a fix. Updates will be posted on our website.



Barzini's Supermarket
April 01, 2016

Please be advised that Barzini's supermarket, located at 2451 Broadway, New York, NY, has been sellling non-kosher products labeled Star-K kosher with Barzini's brand name. Star-K has not certified this store, and the labels are unauthorized. Star-K has taken corrective action.



Bosch Cooking Products UPDATE
March 16, 2016

Please note the following about the Bosch HGI8054UC and HGIP054UC models of slide-in gas ranges: The oven’s heating source shuts off immediately when the door is opened and re-ignites when it is closed, even when the oven is in Sabbath Mode.
Consumers are advised not to open or close the oven door on Shabbos or YomTov while the oven is on.
If you own one of these models, please contact bosch-usa-questions@bshg.com or call Bosch customer service at 800-944-2904. Please provide your name, phone number, and email address, so that the company can coordinate service. Bosch will schedule a service appointment to repair the affected models free of charge. The manufacturer is working on a fix to be provided, hopefully, before Passover. Updates will be posted on our website.



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