The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with GE Appliances, of Louisville, Ky., announced a voluntary recall of about 62,000 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.
Incidents/Injuries: GE has received 19 reports of washer baskets separating, including 10 reports of top panel breakage. No injuries have been reported.
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.
|Brand||Model Number Begins With:||And Serial Number Begins With:|
|GE Profile™||WPDH8800 WPDH8900 WPDH8910||All serial numbers with these models are included.|
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
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled washers and contact GE for a free 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.