GE Recalls 181,000 Washers For Fire, Shock Risk

Law360, New York (June 10, 2010, 3:05 PM EDT) -- General Electric Co. is pulling roughly 181,000 front-loading washing machines from the market due to potential fire and shock hazards, the company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Thursday.

A wire can break in the affected machines and make contact with a metal part on the washtub while the machine is operating, posing fire and shock hazards to consumers, the CPSC said.

GE is aware of seven incidents in which flames escaped the units and caused minor smoke damage, but no injuries have been...
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