Consumers who purchased a General Electric (GE) microwave oven which caught fire.
It has been alleged that certain microwaves manufactured by GE can catch fire, even when not in use, causing extensive property damage.
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Allegedly, fires have sparked in GE microwave ovens that were only months old.
In 2009, GE faced a class action lawsuit claiming that it should have been aware that some of its microwaves manufactured since 2003 were defective.
Consumers who purchased a General Electric (GE) microwave which caught fire may be entitled to financial compensation. It has been reported that certain microwave ovens manufactured by GE may be prone to catching fire, even when not in use. If the fire hazard stems from a product defect, GE could be responsible for compensating consumers for fire damage and other losses.
Consumers Lodge GE Microwave Complaints Online
A popular consumer website, ConsumerAffairs.com, boasts a number of complaints from owners of General Electric microwaves who complained about fires and similar problems. One consumer complained that his General Electric microwave began to spark behind the panel on the side, but stopped short of causing a fire. Another expressed concerns that his GE microwave was deteriorating and could potentially contaminate heated food or even cause a fire. One California resident claimed that she was woken up by a burning plastic smell and room full of smoke. Her GE microwave oven read "sensor error" and had smoke and flames erupting from it, according to the post.
Other GE microwave complaints have been posted on the website regarding:
Extreme heat of the microwave
Electrical shorting and circuit board failure
Microwave boiling water in a minute
GE Microwave Problems Lead to Kitchen Fire
According to Consumer Reports Magazine, a husband and wife experienced severe property damage after their over-the-range GE microwave oven caught fire. While enjoying a Fourth of July picnic, they received a call from the local sheriff's department reporting that a fire erupted at their condo and destroyed the kitchen. The couple claims that they did not cook that morning, as they had just returned from a lengthy vacation. According to reports from the fire department and sheriff's office, the official cause of the fire was their GE microwave, which was not in use at the time of the blaze. The couple reports that they don't expect to fully recover from their losses, which were well beyond their insurance coverage. According to the report, they stopped counting their losses once they topped $18,000.