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GE Recalls Gas Rangetop Due To Explosion Hazard

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DETROIT (WWJ) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the General Electric Company (GE) have announced a voluntary recall of GE Monogram Professional Gas Rangetops with Grills due to an explosion hazard.

The grill units operate on propane or natural gas. GE says burners on rangetops operating on propane may fail to ignite or light if the gas control knob is left in a position between off and lite, posing a risk of delayed ignition or explosion.

GE has received six reports involving explosions in units operating on propane gas, including reports of damage to kitchen cabinets beneath the rangetop. No fires or injuries have been reported.

The company said the recall involves about 470 units sold nationwide from May 2008 through August 2011 for between $3,400 and $4,700.

Consumers who are operating the product on propane gas should stop using the product immediately, turn off the gas supply to the product, and contact GE to schedule a free repair.

For more information, contact GE at 866-645-3956  or visit geappliances.com/products/recall.

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