Recall date: October 3, 2012
Recall number: 13-003

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.
Remedy:
Repair
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

Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product

Units:
About 62,000
Description:

The GE Profile washing machine's basket can separate during use and break the washer's top panel.

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.

Manufactured In:
China