GE Recalls Front Load Washers Due to Fire and Shock Hazards

RELEASE DATE June 10 2010
MANUFACTURER GE Appliances & Lighting
BRANDS General Electric
UNITS About 181,000
HAZARD A wire can break in the machine and make contact with a metal part on the washtub while the machine is operating, posing fire and shock hazards to consumers.
DESCRIPTION  This recall involves GE front-load washing machines without auxiliary water heating.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES There have been seven incidents in which flames escaped the units and caused minor smoke damage. No injuries have been reported.
SOLD AT Department and various retail stores nationwide
SOLD DATES December 2006 through May 2010
MANUFACTURED IN China
REMEDY Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled washers, unplug it from the electrical outlet and contact GE for a free repair. Consumers should not operate the washer until it has been repaired.
CONSUMER CONTACT Contact Phone: (888) 345-4124
Contact Site: www.geappliances.com
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Recalled Models

Brand NameProduct NameModel NumberSerial Number
General ElectricFront-Load Washing Machines Any beginning with WBVH5 AM, AR, AS, AT, DM, DR, DS, FM,FR, FS, GM, GS, HM, HR, HS, LM,LR, LS, MM, MR, MS, RM, RR, RS,SM, SR, SS, TM, TR, TS, VM, VR,VS, ZL, ZM, ZR, ZS
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