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GE Recalls Microwave Combo Ovens Due to Fire Risk

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By Admin on December 05, 2007 7:53 AM

General Electric is recalling about 92,000 built-in combination microwave-conventional wall ovens because a door switch in the microwave oven can overheat and ignite plastic oven components, creating a fire hazard. The affected General Electric built-in combination ovens were sold in department stores from January 2000 to December 2003, under the brand names "GE," "GE Profile," and "Kenmore." The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has received 35 reports of property damage attributable to the microwave (upper) oven defect, but reports that the lower conventional oven poses no hazard. A CPSC Press Release contains detailed information about the recalled ovens (including model numbers and photos), repair/rebate options for consumers who purchased the affected ovens, and company contact information.