Approximately 222,000 units of washing machines are being recalled by GE Appliances due to complaints that the washer may overheat and catch fire while being used, a September 15 article of cpsc.gov reported.
Reports said at least three models of the “GE Profile” top loading clothes washers have a faulty electronic part that can cause the washer to overheat and catch fire. Though GE Appliances and the CPSC have not received injury complaints, they have been notified of 71 incidents of the washers catching fire, three of which reportedly caused property damage worth $129,000. The recalling company will resolve the problem by providing a free repair in the affected units. Consumers were advised to momentarily avoid using the washer while waiting for it to get fixed.
The lawyers at Pohl & Berk, LLP understand that many families in Nashville suffer financial loss from unknowingly using defective products. If you are in such a difficult situation, we may be able to offer you legal options to pursue damage claims against negligent parties. Call our office today at (615) 277-2765 to discuss your legal options.