As summer arrives, consumers are switching on their air-conditioning systems. But those consumers will want to be sure they aren't using one brand of air conditioners that are being recalled for fire hazards.
General Electric Co. is recalling more than 90,000 air conditioners and heaters because of a faulty electrical system that can malfunction and pose a fire hazard, according to news reports.
"The heaters and conditioners, manufactured in Japan and China and distributed by GE, were sold under the name 'GE Zoneline.' GE is cooperating with the recall, the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a release."
So far, four people have reported incidents of air conditioning or heater malfunction, including two that resulted in property damage from fire, according to news reports. No one has been injured by the recalled product.
As a Columbia personal injury attorney , I'm glad no one has been injured by this recalled product. I hope General Electric Co. can successfully recall these items before any more fires occur.
While we don't handle this type of recall we feel that it's important to educate the community that there has been a recall to help protect your safety. If you have been injured in a recall like this you might wish to contact a Charleston personal injury lawyer who can help.