CPSC, General Electric Announce Recall of Gas Ranges Posing Fire Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 15, 2005
Release #06-055
Firm's Consumer Hotline: (866) 696-7583
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

CPSC, General Electric Announce Recall of Gas Ranges Posing Fire Hazard

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

 

Name of Product: GE Monogram® 36-inch and 48-inch Professional Gas Ranges

Units: About 6,600

Manufacturer: GE Consumer & Industrial, of Louisville, Ky.

Hazard: These ranges were manufactured with a design flaw that can cause an electrical arc between the wiring and adjacent gas supply tubes at two locations in the control housing of the range, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: GE has received reports of six incidents of fire in the control area of these ranges. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Description: The recalled GE Monogram built-in ranges include models ZDP48N6RH1SS, ZDP48L6RH1SS, ZDP48N4GH1SS, ZDP48L4GH1SS, ZDP48N6DH1SS, ZDP48L6DH1SS, ZDP36N4DH1SS, and ZDP36L4DH1SS. The recalled ranges have serial numbers starting with DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH, SH. To find the model and serial number, look underneath the top ledge (also called the "bull nose"), above the range controls. They were manufactured from February 1, 2004 to October 1, 2005.

Sold by: Home builders and by appliance stores nationwide from February 2004 through November 2005 for between $4,000 and $6,000.

Manufactured in: U.S.A.

Remedy: Customers who have purchased one of these recalled ranges should contact GE to schedule a free, in-home repair. Until the repair is completed, consumers should stop using the griddle on the 36-inch and 48-inch models, and the left front burner on the 48-inch models. The large oven and all other burners can be used.

Consumer Contact: Consumers should call the Recall Hotline at (866) 696-7583 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. ET on Saturdays to see if their range is included in this recall, and to arrange for a free service call. Information on the recall is also included in the Recall Information page at http://GEAppliances.com

Firm's Media Contact: All media calls should be referred to Kim Freeman, GE Consumer & Industrial global public relations manager, at (502) 452-7819 or kim_freeman@ge.com

 

Picture of Recalled Gas Range