According to the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), General Electric is recalling approximately 92,000 microwave ovens.
The CPSC notice is reproduced below in its entirety.
NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
|Office of Information and Public Affairs
||Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 5, 2007
GE’s Recall Hotline: (888) 240-2745
Sear’s Recall Hotline: (888) 679-0282
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
General Electric Media Contact: (888) 240-2749
General Electric Recalls Microwave Combo Wall Ovens Due to Fire Hazard
"WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission,
in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Built-in Combination Wall and Microwave Ovens
Units: About 92,000
Manufacturer: GE Consumer & Industrial, of Louisville, Ky.
Hazard: The door switch in the microwave oven can overheat and ignite plastic components
in the control area, posing a fire hazard to consumers. The lower thermal
oven does not pose a hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: GE is aware of 35 incidents of minor property damage and one incident in
which a fire damaged adjacent kitchen cabinets. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall includes GE combination microwave and conventional built-in
wall ovens sold under the following brand names: GE, GE Profile® and
Kenmore. The ovens were sold in white, black, bisque and stainless steel.
The brand name is printed on the lower left corner on the front of the
microwave door. The following model and serial numbers can be found inside
the microwave oven on the left interior wall.
|GE / GE Profile
JKP85B0A3BB, JKP85B0D1BB, JKP85W0A3WW, JKP85W0D1WW,
JKP86B0F1BB, JKP86C0F1CC, JKP86S0F1SS, JKP86W0F1WW,
JT965B0F1BB, JT965C0F1CC, JT965S0F1SS, JT965W0F1WW,
JTP85B0A2BB, JTP85B0A3BB, JTP85B0A4BB, JTP85B0A5BB,
JTP85B0D1BB, JTP85W0A2WW, JTP85W0A3WW, JTP85W0A4WW,
JTP85W0A5WW, JTP85W0D1WW, JTP86B0F1BB, JTP86C0F1CC,
JTP86S0F1SS, JTP86W0F1WW, JTP95B0A2BB, JTP95B0A3BB,
JTP95B0A4BB, JTP95B0A5BB, JTP95B0D1BB, JTP95W0A2WW,
JTP95W0A3WW, JTP95W0A4WW, JTP95W0A5WW, JTP95W0D1WW
AZ, DZ, FZ, GZ, HZ,
LZ, MZ, RZ, SZ, TZ,
VZ, ZZ, AA, DA, FA,
GA, HA, LA, MA, RA,
SA, TA, VA, ZA, AD,
DD, FD, GD, HD, LD,
MD, RD, SD, TD, VD,
ZD, AF, DF, FF, GF,
HF, LF, MF, RF, SF,
TF, VF, ZF
(All model numbers
start with 911)
41485991, 41485992, 41485993, 41485994, 41489991, 41489992,
41489993, 41489994, 49485992, 49489992, 47692100, 47699100,
47862100, 47869100, 47812200, 47813200, 47814200, 47819200,
47792200, 47793200, 47794200, 47799200
|0, 1, 2, 3
Sold at: Department and appliance stores from January 2000 to December 2003 for
between $1,500 and $2,000.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the microwave oven immediately. Consumers should
contact GE regarding their GE/GE Profile micro-oven combo or Sears for
their Kenmore unit. GE is offering a free repair or rebate on a new product,
a $300 rebate toward the purchase of a new GE brand unit, or a $600 rebate
toward the purchase of a new GE Profile brand unit. Sears is offering
a free repair or $300 rebate toward the purchase of a new Kenmore brand
unit. Consumers can continue using the lower thermal oven.
Consumer Contact: For additional information on GE /Profile units, contact General Electric
toll-free at (888)-240-2745 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday,
and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Saturday, or visit GE’s Web site at
www.geappliances.com. For additional information on Kenmore units, contact Sears toll-free
at (888) 679-0282 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday, or
visit Sears’ Web site at