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« on: December 05, 2007, 07:43:23 PM »

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 5, 2007
Release #08-110

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(r) 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.

Recalled GE / GE Profile Models:

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

Serial number begins with:

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

Recalled Kenmore Models: (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

Serial number begins with:

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
www.sears.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the
recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08110.html
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