Washington-- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC), in cooperation with General Electric (GE) announced a voluntary recall of front load washers.
The washer's basket can separate during use and break the washer's top panel, posing an injury hazard to consumers. GE said it has received 19 reports of washer baskets separating, including 10 reports of top panel breakage.
No injuries have been reported.
The recall involves GE Profile frontload washing machines with model numbers beginning with WPDH8800, WPDH8900 and WPDH8910. All serial numbers with these models are included in this recall. The washers were sold in gold, red and white colors. The model number is located on the washer's right side near the bottom and behind the door near the door frame visible when the door is opened.
Brand GE Profile: Model Number Begins With: WPDH8800, WPDH8900, WPDH8910; All serial numbers with these models are included.
The machines are sold at Best Buy, Lowe's, Sears, The Home Depot and other department and retail stores nationwide, from July 2008 to August 2011.
Consumer Contact: For more information call GE Appliances at (888) 641-9739 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.geappliances.com/products/recall.