Many kitchens have GE electric and gas range ovens. If you have a GE range in your Arkansas home, you may want to check the model number to determine whether your range is under recall. GE recently announced that it is recalling 132,000 ranges that were sold in the U.S. along with 12,960 ranges sold in Canada.
The GE ranges are under recall for a potential tip-over hazard involving the oven door. If the oven door is left open with a heavy object sitting on it while the anti-tip bracket is not properly installed, the entire range could tip forward.
Tip-overs are a serious hazard, especially when children are present. In the US, one child is killed every week after a piece of furniture, an appliance or a TV tips over. Most of these tip-over deaths involve bedroom furniture, but range tip-overs are also very common.
No injuries or deaths reported
The Consumer Product Safety Commission stated in its recall notice that there have been no injuries or deaths so far involving the GE range ovens. These ovens are relatively new on the market and were sold between May and July 2021 under seven brand names. There are 18 models listed on the recall notice, including:
- GE Profile
Not all ovens under these model names are affected by this recall, since the recall only covers the defective products sold within a specific time period. However, it is still pertinent to check your range on the CPSC website to determine whether it is under this or any other recall.
Remedy offered by GE
GE is offering a free in-home repair for all of the recalled range ovens. You can check the serial number of your range on the CPSC recall notice and then contact GE to schedule a repair if necessary.