GE Microwave Linked to Kitchen Fires

Here's an interesting video addressing a products liability concern with GE microwave ovens starting fires even though they are not in use at the time.

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
  • Do you have any model and/or serial numbers for the GE microwave ovens? Are they built by GE or just branded by them? Any other models affected?

  • Here is a link to the web site listing the serial numbers and models affected.
    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08110.html

  • jill zwiebel

    Our Ge Profile microwave caught fire on Christmas Eve 2010! Fumes from transformer(magnatron) fire are horrible!did not shut off fire department had to d take it out as it continued to smoke!defective, it needs to be recalled!faulty defective,dangerous
    Please call me, I was interviewed by news 12 and what happend to us was put on TV. This should be on the news more often!

  • stephanie

    I found this too late. Thankfully we were at home at the time and it was limited to most of the unit itself.   Firemen acted like i was nuts when i said it wasnt on or cooking 

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