June 6, 2007
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
||212588 through 213353
||123456 through 712240
||210545 through 800064
||200002 through 207337
||200215 through 980416
||202073 through 500677
||000468 through 900468
||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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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