Why Have Some GE Profile Ovens Been Recalled?


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As of 2015, some GE Profile wall ovens have been voluntarily recalled due to a burn or fire hazard. Depending on how the door of the oven was installed, heat can escape during the self-cleaning cycle and cause damage or injury.

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According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 244,000 GE, GE Profile, Monogram and Kenmore wall ovens were recalled as of 2015 because of reports of damage to kitchen cabinets located near the ovens that was caused by heat escaping during the self-cleaning cycle. The doors either did not fit properly or were not installed or replaced properly.

There have been 28 reports of minor property damage relating to this issue, but as of February 2015, there have been no injuries. The affected appliances are: GE/Profile models JCT915, JT912, JT915, with serial numbers beginning with TD, VD, ZD, models JT952, JT955, JT965, JT980*, JTP20, JTP25 with serial numbers beginning with AF, DF, FF, GF, HF, LF, MF, RF, SF, TF, VF, ZF, and Models JTP28, JTP48, JTP50, JTP86. These ovens were sold nationwide between October 2002 and December 2004.

If there is a need for repair due to this recall, GE Appliance handles it for free. More information can be found on the company's website.

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