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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 18, 2005
Release # 05-116 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 804-9802
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, GE Announce Recall of Built-In Dishwashers
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces
the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below.
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless
Name of product: General Electric Built-in Dishwashers
Units: About 74,300
Manufacturer: GE Consumer & Industrial of Louisville, Ky.
Hazard: These dishwashers have a connector that can short-circuit and
overheat during normal use, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: GE received 29 reports of connectors overheating,
including one report of a fire that spread outside the dishwasher and
caused minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The following models are included in this recall and were
sold after January 20, 2004: GE dishwasher models GSD5500G, GSD5560G,
GSD5800G, GSD5900G, GSD5960G, EDW3000G, and EDW3060G, with serial
numbers with the first letter A through T and the second letter G, or
the serial letters VF. The serial number is important as not all
dishwashers with these model numbers are included in this recall. The
model and serial number are located inside the door wall of the
Sold at: Appliance retail outlets and builder distributors nationwide
from January 2004 through February 2005 for between $300 and $400.
Manufactured in: USA
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the dishwasher and
contact GE to arrange for their dishwashers to be repaired free of
Consumer Contact: Consumers should call GE at (800) 804-9802 from 8 a.m.
to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday to find out if their dishwasher is
included in this recall, and to arrange for a free service call. For
more information, consumers can log on to the GE Recall Information page
To view this recall online, go to our website at:
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