April 14, 2009
The following information is reprinted from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, at the request of the Alachua County Fire Marshal.
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: GE Profile(tm) Freestanding Dual Fuel Ranges
Manufacturer: GE Consumer & Industrial, of Louisville, KY.
Hazards: The wiring in the rear of the range can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Descriptions: This recall involves GE Profile 30" Freestanding Duel Fuel ranges. The ranges were sold in white, black, bisque and stainless steel. The following model and serial numbers can be found on the left inside corner of the bottom drawer.
Brand / Model Number Begins With / Serial Number Begins With GE Profile / J2B900 / LD, MD, RD, SD, TD, VD, ZD, AF, DF, FF, GF, HF, LF, MF GE Profile / J2B915 / MF, RF, SF, TF, VF, ZF, AG, DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG
Sold at: Department and appliance stores nationwide from June 2002 through December 2005 for between $1,300 and $2,000.
Incidents/Injuries: GE is aware of 47 reports of overheated wiring, including 33 reports of wiring that caught fire. Of these, one fire caused structural damage to the home and there have been 14 reports of minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the oven and contact GE for a free repair. Consumers can continue to use the cooktop burners.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact GE toll-free at (888) 352-9764 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday ET, or visit the firm's Web site at www.geappliances.com
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: