GE Dishwashers Pose Unsafe Fire Risk
PR Newswire, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and GE Appliances would like to educate consumers on the following recalled products:
The GE, GE Eterna, GE Profile, GE Adora and Hotpoint dishwashers have been voluntarily recalled due to potential fire hazards due to electrical failure in the product. Approximately 1.3 million units have been sold at appliance stores and appliance store distributors. The products are manufactured at GE Appliances in Louisville, Kentucky where fifteen reports have been filed regarding dishwashers that have experienced heating failures. Seven incidents of fire reports have been calculated, with three of them causing a broad range of property damage. Injuries from these incidents have yet to be reported.
The company depicts the products to be sold in white, bisque, black, stainless steel and CleanSteel exterior coloring and features. The brand’s serial numbers and model type are located on the left tub wall, which is clearly visible to the consumer when the door is open. The products were on shelves nationwide from March 2006 to August 2009 and ranged from $350 to $850.
The following recalled models and numbers have been provided by GE Appliances and PR Newswire:
|Brand||Model Number Begins With:||Serial Number Begins With:|
|GE||GLC4, GLD4, GLD5, GLD6, GSD61, GSD62,||FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, VL, ZL,
AM, DM, FM, GM, HM, LM,
MM, RM, SM, TM, VM, ZM,
AR, DR, FR, GR
|GE Adora||GSD63, GSD66, GSD67, GSD69, GLDL,|
|GE Eterna||PDW7, PDWF7, EDW4, EDW5, EDW6,|
|GE Profile||GHD4, GHD5, GHD6, GHDA4, GHDA6|
Consumers of the recalled products need to discontinue use of the dishwashers immediately by shutting off the circuit breaker or fuse to the unit and warning all users of its fire hazards. GE will make amends in replacing all faulty dishwashers. To take advantage of the offered replacement, consumers need to contact the company for a free in-home repair, or they may receive a $75 rebate towards the purchase of a new product known as the GE front-control plastic tub dishwasher. Consumers also have the option to receive a $100 rebate on a New GE front-control stainless tub dishwasher or a GE Profile top control dishwasher. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advises consumers that it is illegal to attempt to resell or sell a recalled consumer product to the public. Those who have purchased the units may not take the item back to the appliance store where it was purchased because retailers are not prepared to take back recalled items at this time. Additional information can be found by contacting GE toll-free at (866) 918-8760 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or by visiting the firm’s website at www.geappliances.com/recall
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