GE Recalls Gas Rangetop Grill Due to Explosion Hazard

In a press statement, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in conjunction with General Electric Appliances, announced the recall of the GE Monogram Pro Rangetop with Grill due to the risks of delayed ignition and explosion that they pose to consumers.

This recall was initiated after it was discovered that the burners, which operate on liquefied petroleum (LP), might fail to ignite or light if the gas control knob is positioned between the OFF and LITE settings. This poses a risk of delayed ignition or explosion to consumers. The affects grill units are either 36 or 48 inches wide and feature a stainless steel finish and the GE Monogram badge on the front of the unit. The front control panel overhangs the cabinet and contains the burner control knobs. Only LP models and natural gas models that have been converted for use with LP are affected by this recall. GE is planning to notify known owners of these units and provide free repair to individuals that have converted their Rangetop Grills to LP. These grills were available through GE authorized representatives and distributors nationwide from May 2008 until August 2011.

GE has been informed of six incidents involving explosions with LP operating grills, including damage to kitchen cabinets beneath the grill. No fires or injuries have been reported.

As a Seattle personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen similar recalls in past and know the very real dangers these defective products present to consumers. If you’ve been injured through the use of a defective product, call a personal injury lawyer in your town to discuss your rights as a consumer.