General Electric Recalls Gas Rangetop with Grill Due to an Explosion Hazard

RELEASE DATE October 25 2011
MANUFACTURER  General Electric - Appliances
BRANDS General Electric
UNITS About 470
HAZARD Burners on Rangetops operating on liquefied petroleum ("LP" or propane) may fail to ignite or light if the gas control knob is left in a position between OFF and LITE, posing a risk of delayed ignition or explosion.
DESCRIPTION The Grill units operate on liquefied petroleum ("LP" or propane) or natural gas. The Rangetop units are either 36 or 48 inches wide with a stainless steel finish and the GE Monogram® badge located on the front center of the unit. The burner control knobs are located on the front panel that overhangs the cabinet. 
INCIDENTS/INJURIES There have been six reports involving explosions in units operating on LP gas, including reports of damage to kitchen cabinets beneath the Rangetop. No fires or injuries have been reported.
SOLD AT General Electric authorized representatives and distributors nationwide.
SOLD DATES May 2008 through August 2011
MANUFACTURED IN Mexico
REMEDY Consumers who are operating the product on LP (propane) gas should stop using the product immediately, turn off the gas supply to the product, and contact GE to schedule a free repair.
CONSUMER CONTACT Contact Phone: (866) 645-3956
Contact Site: www.geappliances.com/products/recall
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Recalled Models

Brand NameProduct NameModel NumberSerial Number
General ElectricRangetop with Grill ZGU364LRP, ZGU484LGP, ZGU486LRP, ZGU364NRP, ZGU484NGP, ZGU486NRP And AS, AT, AV, DS, DT, DV, FS, FT, FV, GS, GT, GV, HR, HS, HT, HV, LR, LS, LT, LV, MR, MS, MT, RR, RS, RT, SR, SS, ST, TR, TS, TT, VR, VS, VT, ZR, ZS, ZT
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