GE Recalls Front Load Washers Due to Fire and Shock Hazards

GE Recall Hotline: 877-861-1315

TORONTO, June 10 /CNW/ - General Electric Company (GE) in cooperation with the Electrical Safety Authority and Health Canada has announced a recall of certain GE front load washing machines. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately until they are repaired.

Name of Product: GE Front Load Washing Machines

Units: 32,955 sold in Canada

Manufacturer: GE Appliances & Lighting, Louisville, KY.

Hazard: A wire can break in the machine and make contact with a metal part on the washtub while the machine is operating, posing fire and shock hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: GE is aware of seven incidents in North America, one of which was in Canada in which flames have escaped the unit and caused minor smoke damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This product is a front load washing machine without auxiliary water heating manufactured from December 2006 until February 1, 2010. The models and serial numbers of the units involved are located on the bottom right side and on the bottom door frame of the washers.

    Brand    Model Number Begins With:    Serial Number Begins With:
    GE       GBVH5                        AM, AR, AS, AT, DM, DR, DS, FM, FR,
                                          FS, GM, GR, GS, HM, HR, HS, LM, LR,
                                          LS, MM, MR, MS, RM, RR, RS, SM, SR,
                                          SS, TM, TR, TS, VM, VR, VS, ZL, ZM,
                                          ZR, ZS

Sold at: Department and retail stores nationwide from December 2006 through May 2010 for approximately $700 per unit.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the washing machine, unplug it from the electrical outlet and contact Mabe Canada for a free repair. Consumers should not operate their washer until the unit is repaired.

SOURCE Mabe Canada Inc.

For further information: For further information: Customer Contact: For additional information, contact Mabe Canada toll-free at 877-861-1315 between 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Eastern time Monday through Friday, or contact Mabe Canada at

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