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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.

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  • http://phyrefyter.newsvine.com Phyrefyter

    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?

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0120a62b3877970c Curt Varone

    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 

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.