General Electric Recalls Gas Ranges Due to Fire Hazard

June 6, 2007
Alert #07-555

 

 

General Electric Recalls Gas Ranges Due to Fire Hazard

 

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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® Professional Gas Ranges

Units: About 2,600

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

Hazard: These ranges have a design flaw that can cause an electrical arc between the wiring and griddle gas supply tube, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: GE has received reports of six incidents of gas leaking from the griddle gas supply tube, resulting in five fires under the range top. One consumer has reported burns to her hands and two consumers have reported smoke damage.

Description: This recall includes 36-inch and 48-inch stainless steel Monogram Pro ranges with griddles. They are fueled either by LP or natural gas and manufactured from October 2005 through May 16, 2006. The recall includes the following ranges: Models ZDP48N6DHSS, ZDP48L6DHSS, ZDP36N4DHSS and ZDP36L4DHSS. The recalled range models have a serial letter plus serial number combination as shown below.

 

Serial Letter+Serial Number
TH + 212588 through 213353
VH + 123456 through 712240
ZH + 210545 through 800064
AL + 200002 through 207337
DL + 200215 through 980416
FL + 202073 through 500677
GL + 000468 through 900468
HL + 202850 through 203252

To find the manufacture date, and model and serial numbers, look underneath the top ledge (the "bull nose") above the range controls.

Sold at: Home builders and appliance stores nationwide from October 2005 through February 2007 for between $4,000 and $6,000.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Customers with a recalled range should stop using it immediately and contact GE for further instructions and to schedule a free, in-home repair.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call GE Consumer & Industrial toll-free at (877) 546-0116 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, or visit the firm's Web site at http://geappliances.com

Firm's Media Contact: Kim Freeman at (502) 452-7819 or kim_freeman@ge.com



Picture of Recalled Monogram Pro Range 36 inch model with griddle

Picture of Recalled Monogram Pro Range 48 inch model with griddle