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GE Food Processor RecallGeneral Electric Company (GE) recently announced the recall of 255,000 General Electric® Food Processors purchased from Walmart September 2009 through February 2011.

The safety interlock system on the recalled food processor can fail; allowing operation without the lid secured which poses a laceration hazard. In addition, the product can emit smoke, or catch fire, posing a fire hazard.

Walmart has received a total of 58 incident reports: 24 reports of the food processor operating without the lid in place, of which 21 resulted in injuries to fingertips; and 34 reports of the unit smoking, including 3 reports of fires.

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GE Zoneline Air Conditioner Recall

General Electric Company (GE) and Sharp Corporation (Sharp) have recently announced the recall of 91,000 GE Zoneline® packaged-terminal air conditioner and packaged-terminal heat (“PTAC”) units manufactured from January 2010 through March 2011.

This voluntary recall is due to a risk of fire. In certain units, the electrical wiring to a component that regulates the PTACs heater can fail, posing a fire hazard.

GE has received a total of 4 reports of incidents involving smoke and/or fire. Two of the reported incidents involve property damage beyond the unit. No injuries have been reported.

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Kenmore Gas Range RecallRecently, Electrolux Home Products Inc., of Augusta, Ga. (manufacturer of Kenmore and Electrolux applianced) announced a Kenmore gas range recall of the Electrolux ICON gas range and Kenmore Pro gas range (30″) due to a carbon monoxide poisoning hazard.

An incorrect part allows more fuel to pass to the range’s oven than can be burned efficiently, causing incomplete combustion and the release of carbon monoxide. This poses a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning to consumers. About 900 products are affected.

Electrolux has received four reports of incidents involving carbon monoxide being released from the recalled gas range. No injuries have been reported.

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KitcheAid Coffee Maker RecallRecently the Whirlpool Corporation announced a voluntary recall of KichenAid Coffee Makers. There are about 520,000 coffee makers that are being recalled because an internal electrical component of the coffee maker can overheat and ignite, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Whirlpool Corp. has received 13 reports of incidents involving coffee makers overheating resulting in minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

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Hoover Vacuum RecallOn February 9, 2011, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall for Hoover WindTunnel Canister Vacuums (model S3755) due to fire and shock hazards.

There are about 140,00 units affected with this recall. The power cord between the power nozzle and the wand connector can short-circuit posing fire and shock hazards to consumers. This condition can occur even if the vacuum has been turned off but left plugged in. Hoover has received 69 reports of overheating or electrical malfunction, including one report of fire and smoke damage, and two reports of carpet damage. There has been one report of a minor injury.

Visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website to see if your Hoover WindTunnel Canister Vacuum has been affected by this recall.

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This refrigerator recall was originally issued in May 2009, but expanded in August 2009. This recall is for Maytag, Jenn-Air, Amana, Admiral, Crosley, Magic Chef, and Performa refrigerators by Maytag brand.

About 1.64 million units are being recalled. Maytag has received 23 additional reports of refrigerator relay ignition, including 4 reports of property damage ranging from smoke damage to extensive kitchen damage. An electrical failure in the relay, the component that turns on the refrigerator’s compressor, can cause overheating and pose a serious fire hazard.

Visit the Maytag Recall website to see if your Maytag refrigerator has a dangerous defect that can cause a hazardous fire or smoke.

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Maytag Dishwasher RecallThe U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Maytag announced a recall of 1.7 million dishwashers due to an electrical failure in the dishwasher’s heating element.

If you purchased a Maytag dishwasher at a department store or appliance store between February 2006 through April 2010, then your dishwasher may be on this recall list. If your dishwasher is on this recall list you should stop using the dishwasher immediately and disconnect it from its electrical supply.

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GE Front Loading Washing MachineIn June, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the General Electric Company (GE) announced a recall of 181,055 GE front load washing machines, manufactured from December 2006 until February 1, 2010. These units are white, have a round door and can be identified by the control panel unique to these particular models.

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GE dehumifier recallIn January, 2011, GE announced the recall of 198,000 GE Dehumidifiers manufactured by Midea from November 2006 through August 2007, and Professional Series Brand Dehumidifiers (GE brand units) during April 2008.

This voluntary recall is due to the potential for a component in the dehumidifier’s compressor to short circuit, posing a fire hazard. If your dehumidified has been recalled you should stop using it immediately!

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