Huge recall of defective GE/Kenmore Microwaves *read here if you own one*

  1. [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]NEWS from CPSC[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission[/FONT]

    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
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]General Electric Recalls Microwave Combo Wall Ovens Due to Fire Hazard[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]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. [/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]Name of Product: Built-in Combination Wall and Microwave Ovens[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]Units: About 92,000[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]Manufacturer: GE Consumer & Industrial, of Louisville, Ky.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]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.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]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.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]Description: The recall includes GE combination microwave and conventional built-in wall ovens sold under the following brand names: GE, GE Profile® 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.[/FONT]
    Recalled ModelsSerial number
    begins with:
    GE / GE Profile JKP85B0A3BB, JKP85B0D1BB, JKP85W0A3WW, JKP85W0D1WW,
    JT965B0F1BB, JT965C0F1CC, JT965S0F1SS, JT965W0F1WW,
    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

    Kenmore (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
    0, 1, 2, 3
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]Sold at: Department and appliance stores from January 2000 to December 2003 for between $1,500 and $2,000.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]Manufactured in: United States[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]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. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]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 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[/FONT]


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  2. Oh, wow. Thanks Roo, DH and I were about to replace our 17 year old microwave next month.

    Come to think about it, is 17 years a long time for a microwave to stand up to daily use? We got it from my inlaws as an apartment warming gift.
  3. OMG, what a pain in the butt this will be for some folks. So sorry for anyone here who has to go through this!
  4. Mine is OK! Phew! Thanks for the info!!
  5. Not mine, thank goodness, they already called my dishwasher in. :sad:
  6. wow. i sell appliances. that sucks. those are going to be a b*tch to replace. cutout size issues. if anyone here is effected, whirlpool makes a good micro-oven combo.
  7. Better call my mom and ask her