GE recalls wall ovens due to fire hazard

On Tuesday General Electric and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall of 244,000 wall ovens under the GE, GE Profile, Monogram and
Kenmore brands due to possible fire and burn hazard.

The recall is due to improper attachment of the door which could allow heat to escape during the self-cleaning cycle causing a possible fire and burn hazard to consumers, according to a press release issued by the CPSC.

“GE is aware of 28 incidents of minor property damage in which adjacent kitchen cabinets have been damaged. No injuries have been reported,” said the CPSC.

The ovens were sold nationwide from October 2002 to December 2004. Consumers who own a GE wall oven should check to see if their door will open in the flat position. If it does not, they should not use the self-cleaning cycle of their oven, but can continue to use normal baking or broiling function until the oven is repaired.

Consumers can contact GE for a free repair by calling (888)569-1588 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday EST, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.GEAppliances.com.

The recall covers the following model numbers below. Model and serial numbers can be found inside the oven on the left interior wall. For microwave combination ovens, the serial number can be found on the left interior wall of the microwave.

Brand | Model | Serial Number Begins With GE/Profile | JCT915, JT912, JT915, JT952, JT955, JT965, JT980*, JTP20, JTP25, JTP28, JTP48, JTP50, JTP86 | TD, VD, ZD AF, DF, FF, GF, HF, LF, MF, RF, SF, TF, VF, ZF Monogram | ZET3058, ZET938, ZET958 Kenmore (All model numbers start with 911) | 4771, 4775, 4781, 4904, 4905, 4923* | 2T, 2V, 2Z 3A, 3D, 3F, 3G, 3H, 3L, 3M, 3R, 3S, 3T, 3V, 3Z

* Lower oven only

For more information

The GE Website has set up a helpful form which you can enter your model and serial number of your wall oven to see if it is part of the recall. You can enter your wall oven’s numbers here.

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2 responses to “GE recalls wall ovens due to fire hazard

  1. I have Kenmore elec. self cleaning oven Mod.No. 79094462702. Durning the self cleaning of this unit it gets very hot and the tile walls it sits against is too hot to touch during the cycle.This is a fire hazard waiting to happen. I was advised not to use this feature by G.E. as temp. rise to over 900 degrees.My question is why do they even offer this option or feature if it should not be used ???

  2. Pingback: Has my appliance been recalled? « APWagner Appliance Parts Blog

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