GE Profile Clothes Washer Recall [US & Canada]


 

Canada FlagUS FlagUS/Washington and Canada/Ottawa: GE Profile Clothes Washer Recall [US & Canada]GE Appliances recalls an estimated 222,450 GE Profile brand Top-Loading Clothes Washers due to component overheating and consequential fire hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/mjTM304BBMD; HCSC: http://ht.ly/vW6Q304BCQJ

Direct US link: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2016/GE-Appliances-Recalls-Top-Loading-Clothes-Washers/

Direct Canada link: http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/60194r-eng.php

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves three (3) models of GE Profile high-efficiency Top-Loading Clothes Washers.

The recalled Clothes Washers were sold in gold, gray and white colors and measure approximately four cubic feet. The brand, “GE Profile” is printed on the front of each of the Clothes Washers while the model number is located on the rear cover of the Washer’s backsplash, above the water valve connections.

Recalled Clothes Washers sold in the US have the following model and serial number ranges:

  • GE Profile:
    • WPGT9350, all serial numbers included
    • WPGT9360, all serial numbers included
    • WPGT9150, all serial numbers included

In Canada, the recalled Clothes Washers are as follows

  • GE Profile:
    • WPGT9150HMG; UPC: 08469117052 5
    • WPGT9150HWW; UPC: 08469117027 3

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional variations of the recalled Clothes Washers are pictured on the Web site above.

According to the CPSC, an electrical component in the Washers can overheat, posing a fire hazard. GE Appliances has received 71 reports of internal washer components burning or catching fire, including three (3) reports of fires resulting in an estimated $129,000 in property damage. No injuries have been reported

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Clothes Washers, please do not use them. Instead, kindly unplug and stop using the recalled Washers and contact GE Appliances for a free repair.

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact GE Appliances toll-free at 1-877-830-9732 from 8:00 AM to 5 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can visit the company’s Web site at http://www.geappliances.com and click on the “Recall Information” link at the bottom of the page for more information.

Please note: this is a joint recall from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) and Health Canada (“HCSC”).

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Additional information about this recall:
CPSC recall number: 16-265
HCSC ID number: RA-60194
Recalls Direct RIN: 7640-2016
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