GE Appliances Recall 2010: 174, 000 Dishwashers due to Fire Hazard (Model and Serial No List)

By on Oct 28, 2010 in Announcement, Events, United States, World Comments

GE Appliances announced a voluntary recall on their Profile and Monogram dishwashers due to fire hazard, according to their press release, dated October 26, 2010.

GE Appliances & Lighting, of Louisville, through the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), revealed that the about 174,000 units for both products were affected by recall.

The public notice, with Release # 11-022, said that ‘water condensation can drip onto the electronic control board. This will cause a short circuit that will result in an overheated connector, which may cause fire’.

Also according to the press release as posted at the CPSC website, GE has received five reports of fire related cases, where four of them caused minor damage to the kitchen countertops where the dishwashers were installed.

The other incident report was said mentioned a minor damage to adjacent cabinets and smoke damage to the home.

So far, no injuries have been reported for this GE Appliances Recall 2010.

According to GE Appliances, affected Profile dishwashers were manufactured between July 2003 and December 2005, while the GE Monogram dishwashers were produced between January 2004 and December 2006.

The affected dishwashers were said to have been manufactured in the US, and were sold in black, white, bisque, stainless steel and with custom panels.

All of them were reported to have been sold at all US retail stores, as well ato appliance dealers and authorized builder distributors from July 2003 through December 2006, and may cost from $750 to $1,400..

Below is the table taken from the official press release of CPSC that contains the list of affected models, along with their respective serial numbers, which can be seen inside on the front left side of the dishwasher tubs.

For immediate remedy, consumers are being strongly advised to stop using the recalled dishwashers at once.

Afterward, they should disconnect the electric supply by shutting off the fuse or circuit breaker controlling it and inform all users about the potential fire of the said dishwasher.

GE Appliances also said that affect customers should contact their office for a free in-home repair or to receive a GE rebate of $200 for the purchase of a new GE Profile dishwasher, a GE rebate of $400 for purchase of a new GE Monogram dishwasher.

For more details and information, contact GE toll-free at (877) 275-6840 from 8 am to 5 pm ET Monday through Friday or visit the company’s website at GEAppliances.com.



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