GE Recalls Front Load Washers Due to Injury Hazard

Published On: Oct 03 2012 02:02:52 PM EDT
Updated On: Oct 03 2012 02:09:56 PM EDT
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with GE Appliances, announced the recall of GE Profile Front Load Washers on Wednesday.

This recall involves machines with model numbers beginning with WPDH8800, WPDH8900 and WPDH8910.

The washers were sold in gold, red and white colors at Best Buy, Lowe’s, Sears, The Home Depot and other department and retail stores nationwide, from July 2008 to August 2011.

They were manufactured in China.

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

The CPSC said GE has received 19 reports of washer baskets separating, including 10 reports of top panel breakage.

No injuries have been reported.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled washers and contact GE for a free repair.

Call 1-888-641-9739 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday.

It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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