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GE recalls front load washing machines

Thursday - 10/4/2012, 10:47am  ET

WASHINGTON - GE Profile front load washers imported by GE Appliances of Louisville, Ky.; sold at Best Buy, Lowe's, Sears, Home Depot and other department and retail stores nationwide from July 2008 to August 2011. The GE Profile front load washing machines 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. The washers were manufactured in China.

WHY: The washer's basket can separate during use and break the washer's top panel, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

INCIDENTS: GE has received 19 reports of washer baskets separating, including 10 reports of top panel breakage. No injuries reported.

HOW MANY: About 62,000.

FOR MORE: Contact GE Appliances at 888-641-9739 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT, or visit the company's website at http://www.geappliances.com/products/recall.

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