CPSC, GE Announce Recall of Ranges and Wall Ovens

RELEASE DATE August 26 2004
MANUFACTURER General Electric Appliances
BRANDS Americana, General Electric, Hotpoint, Kenmore
UNITS About 28,300
HAZARD The ranges and wall ovens have faulty wiring, which can melt and cause the oven to short circuit. The appliance can then stop working and pose a shock hazard to consumers. 
DESCRIPTION The recall includes electric coil top freestanding ranges and wall ovens. The coil ranges are 30 inches wide with controls in the rear. The wall ovens include the 27- and 30-inch models, with the lower oven controlled by a knob and not self-clean. The upper oven is self-clean.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES There have been no incidents reported. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.
SOLD AT Appliance retail outlets and builder distributors nationwide.
SOLD DATES June 2004 through July 2004
MANUFACTURED IN USA/Mexico
REMEDY Consumers should stop using the appliances immediately and contact GE to schedule a repair at no charge.
CONSUMER CONTACT Contact Phone: (800) 326-1076
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Recalled Models

Brand NameProduct NameModel NumberSerial Number
HotpointFreestanding Electric Range RB757BH, RB757WH, RB757CH, RB536WH, RB536CH, RB526H, RB525BH, RB525H Any
General ElectricFreestanding Electric Range JBS27BH, JBS27WHY, JBS27CH, JBS27SH, JBS27H, JBS07H, JBP21BH, JBP21WH Any
AmericanaFreestanding Electric Range ABS300J Any
KenmoreFreestanding Electric Range 22-91112, 22-91114, 22-62781 Any
General ElectricDouble Wall Oven JTP28B, JTP28W, JTP28S, JTP28C, JKP28B, JKP28W, JKP28C Any
KenmoreDouble Wall Oven 22-47722, 22-47724, 22-47729 Any
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