Recall: GE Profile Freestanding Dual Fuel Ranges
On 2009-04-08, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding GE Profile Freestanding Dual Fuel Ranges due to a potential fire & burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in June 2002 for about $1300.00 to $2000.00.
About 30,000 units are involved in this General Electric (GE) range recall. Instance(s) of fires, major property damage have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Ovens & Ranges / Stoves category in 2009. Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls, involving about 900,000 product units. See other recalled Ovens & Ranges / Stoves.
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What is the problem?
The wiring in the rear of the range can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Instance(s) of fires, major property damage have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves GE Profile 30' Freestanding Duel Fuel ranges. The ranges were sold in white, black, bisque and stainless steel. The following model and serial numbers can be found on the left inside corner of the bottom drawer.
These items were sold new+ at Department and appliance stores nationwide from June 2002 through December 2005 for between $1,300 and $2,000.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the oven and contact GE for a free repair. Consumers can continue to use the cooktop burners.
For additional information, contact GE toll-free at (888) 352-9764 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday ET, or visit the firm's Web site at www.geappliances.com
Incidents & Injuries
GE is aware of 47 reports of overheated wiring, including 33 reports of wiring that caught fire. Of these, one fire caused structural damage to the home and there have been 14 reports of minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
+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 in the CPSC recall announcement.
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