Recall: GE Profile Front Load Washers
On 2012-10-03, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding GE Profile Front Load Washers due to a potential injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in July 2008 for about $1199 to $1599.
About 60,000 units are involved in this General Electric (GE) washing machine recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Washing Machines category in 2012.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (888) 641-9739
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What is the problem?
The washer's basket can separate during use and break the washer's top panel, posing an injury hazard to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves GE Profile frontload washing machines with model numbers beginning with WPDH8800, WPDH8900 and WPDH8910. All serial numbers with these models are included in this recall. The washers were sold in gold, red and white colors. The model number is located on the washer's right side near the bottom and behind the door near the door frame visible when the door is opened.
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These items were sold new+ at Best Buy, Lowe's, Sears, The Home Depot and other department and retail stores nationwide, from July 2008 to August 2011 for between $1,199 and $1,599.
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 recalled washers and contact GE for a free repair.
For additional information, contact GE Appliances at (888)641-9739 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.geappliances.com/products/recall
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
GE has received 19 reports of washer baskets separating, including 10 reports of top panel breakage. 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 at CPSC.gov.
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