GE Recalls Front Load Washers Due to Injury Hazard

GE Recalls Front Load Washers Due to Injury Hazard

October 3, 2012 Updated Oct 3, 2012 at 3:46 PM CDT

(CPSC news release) WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Wednesday announced a voluntary recall of approximately 62,000 GE Profile Front Load Washers.

According to the CPSC news release:

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Hazard: The washer’s basket can separate during use and break the washer’s top panel, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: GE has received 19 reports of washer baskets separating, including 10 reports of top panel breakage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves GE Profile frontload washing machines with model numbers beginning with WPDH8800, WPDH8900 and WPDH8910. All serial numbers with these models are included in this recall. The washers were sold in gold, red and white colors. The model number is located on the washer’s right side near the bottom and behind the door near the door frame visible when the door is opened.

Sold at: Best Buy, Lowe’s, Sears, The Home Depot and other department and retail stores nationwide, from July 2008 to August 2011 for between $1,199 and $1,599.

Read the entire CPSC news release HERE.