GE Recalls Front Load Washers Due to Injury Hazard

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: October 03, 2012
Recall number: 13-003
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

GE Profile™ Front Load Washers

Hazard:

The washer’s basket can separate during use and break the washer’s top panel, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact GE Appliances at (888) 641-9739 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.geappliances.com/products/recall

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Recall Details

Units

About 62,000

Description

This recall involves GE Profile™ frontload washing machines with model numbers beginning with WPDH8800, WPDH8900 and WPDH8910. All serial numbers with these models are included in this recall. The washers were sold in gold, red and white colors. The model number is located on the washer’s right side near the bottom and behind the door near the door frame visible when the door is opened.

 

BrandModel Number Begins With:And Serial Number Begins With:
GE Profile™ WPDH8800
WPDH8900
WPDH8910
All serial numbers with these models are included.

 

 

Incidents/Injuries

GE has received 19 reports of washer baskets separating, including 10 reports of top panel breakage. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled washers and contact GE for a free repair.

Sold at

Best Buy, Lowe’s, Sears, The Home Depot and other department and retail stores nationwide, from July 2008 to August 2011 for between $1,199 and $1,599.

Importer

GE Appliances, of Louisville, Ky.

Manufactured in

China

  • Picture of recalled gold washer

  • Picture of recalled red washer

  • Picture of recalled white washer showing location of model and serial number