TORONTO, Oct. 27 /CNW/ -
MEDIA HOLDING STATEMENT:
General Electric Company (GE) in cooperation with the Electrical Safety
Authority and Health Canada has announced a recall of certain GE
Profile and GE Monogram dishwashers manufactured for Canada. The GE
Profile™ and GE Monogram® Dishwashers are operated by an electronic
control mounted inside the top of the door.
This is a voluntary recall. It includes 5,322 GE Profile and GE Monogram
dishwashers. The GE Profile brand models were manufactured July 2003
through December 2005 and the GE Monogram units January 2004 through
GE has been made aware of five instances of escaped fires, four of which
in the US caused damage to the kitchen counter-tops where the
dishwashers were installed and one of which in Canada caused damage to
adjacent cabinets and smoke damage to the home. No injuries have been
reported in US or Canada.
We ask that you not use your dishwasher until it is repaired and
disconnect the electric supply by shutting off the fuse or circuit
breaker controlling it and inform all users of the dishwasher about the
risk of fire.
GE has determined that water condensation can drip onto the electronic
control board, potentially causing a short circuit and resulting in an
overheated connector. This poses a fire hazard to consumers.
We are diligently contacting consumers with impacted dishwashers and
will repair the unit free of charge or offer a rebate if consumers wish
to replace their existing model. We are doing everything we can to make
the recall as easy and hassle-free for consumers as possible.
GE will provide a free repair to all consumers with units affected by
SOURCE Mabe Canada Inc.
For further information: For further information:
For additional information on the GE dishwasher models affected, consumers should visit the GE Recall website at www.geappliances.ca/recall/index.jsp to get answers to their questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or contact the Mabe Canada Recall Hotline: 1-877-813-4942 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Eastern time Monday through Friday, or e-mail Mabe Canada at firstname.lastname@example.org to request free repair. Consumers can learn if their units are included and schedule a free service call.