Genie Recalls Garage Door Openers Due to Fire Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Garage door openers
Hazard: The control board can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Consumer Contact: Genie at (800) 488-9918 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.geniecompany.com and click on "Recall Information" for more information.
Units: About 10,000 in the U.S. and 8,000 in Canada
Description: This recall involves Genie, models PowerMax 1200 and 1500, and Genie Pro, models TriloG 1200 and 1500, screw drive garage door openers. The garage openers are gray and have a rating of Â¾ HPc for the models ending in 1200 and 1 HPc for the models ending in 1500. "Genie" and the model name appear on both sides of the opener. The serial numbers are printed on a label located on the side opposite to the light. Serial numbers for the recalled units start with the following five numbers:
|Genie Serial Number||Genie Serial Number||Genie Pro Serial Number|
Incidents/Injuries: Genie has received four reports of the control board overheating. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled garage car opener and contact Genie to receive a free repair kit, which includes a new control board and installation instructions.
Sold at: Canadian Tire, Carter Lumber, Lowes, Menards, The Home Depot, and other retailers and distributors nationwide and online at homedepot.com from August 2011 through October 2012 for about $250.
Manufacturer: GMI Holdings, Inc., dba The Genie Company, of Mt. Hope, Ohio
Manufactured in: United States