The Genie Company Recalls PowerMax 1500 Residential Garage Door Openers

MT. HOPE, Ohio, April 2, 2014 /CNW/ - The Genie Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Overhead Door Corporation, has announced a voluntary recall of PowerMax 1500 screw-drive residential garage door openers. This recall is being jointly conducted with Health Canada and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.

This recall includes the Genie PowerMax 1500 residential screw-drive garage door openers identified by model 4062 and UPC number 05004901854. The serial number label is located on the front side (opposite of the lights) of each garage door opener. Only the first five digits are relevant to this recall. The serial numbers of the units sold into Canada are as follows:

Genie Retail Serial Number (only the first 5 digits are relevant to this recall)

11214

11348

11215

12006

11235

12009

11256

12018

11298

12019

11311

12026

11312

12027

11313

12034

11326

12036

11327

12037

11332

12038

11336

12058

11347


The potential hazard identified is that the relays on the light control circuit of the control board could overheat and pose a fire hazard. Genie has received five reports of relay failure in the United States and none in Canada. There have been no reports of any injuries or of any fire spreading from the openers to any other property. Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these garage door openers.

Approximately 8,024 units with affected relays were sold in Canada and approximately 9,641 units sold in the United States. The affected products were sold from August 2011 to February 2012 in Canada at Canadian Tire stores and from August 2011 to October 2012 in the United States.

Consumers should stop using the garage door opener until they call the Genie Company and receive a free replacement control board to install in it. For more information, consumers may contact the Genie Company by telephone at 1 (800) 488-9918 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST or online at www.GenieCompany.com/recall.

SOURCE The Genie Company

For further information:

David Osso, The Genie Company, 330-763-8390, David_Osso@GenieCompany.com

http://www.geniecompany.com