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CPSC and G.E. Recall Defective Gas Ranges


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On December 15th 2005 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with General Electric Corporation, announced a voluntary recall of 6,600 G.E brand 46-inch and 48-inch Monogram series professional gas ranges.

According to the manufacturer, these ranges were manufactured with a design flaw that can cause an electrical arc between the wiring and adjacent gas supply tubes at two locations in the control housing of the range, posing a fire hazard.

Although no property damage or injuries have been reported yet, to date there has been a total of six incidents of fires in the control areas of these ranges reported, so G.E. says that consumers should stop using these products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

These are built-in ranges manufactured from February 1, 2004 to October 1, 2005. The recall includes model numbers ZDP48N6RH1SS, ZDP48L6RH1SS, ZDP48N4GH1SS, ZDP48L4GH1SS, ZDP48N6DH1SS, ZDP48L6DH1SS, ZDP36N4DH1SS, and ZDP36L4DH1SS, with serial numbers that start with the letter codes DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH, SH. To find the model and serial number, look underneath the top ledge (also called the "bull nose") above the range controls.

Any customer that purchased one of these ranges should contact G.E. to schedule a free, in-home repair, and, until the repair is completed, stop using the griddle on the 36-inch and 48-inch models and the left front burner on the 48-inch models. The large oven and all other burners can still be used.

For more information, consumers should call the recall hotline at (866) 696-7583 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.ET on Saturdays, to see if their range is included in this recall and to arrange for a free service call. Additional information can be found on the G.E. website

To view the CPSC recall online, visit the CPSC website.

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