GE recalled 92,000 microwave ovens today because the appliances pose a fire hazard, the government said. The ovens, sold at department and appliance stores between January 2000 and December 2003, were sold as GE, GE Profile, and Kenmore products. The company reported no injuries stemming from oven use, but said there were more than 30 cases of property damage, Reuters reports.
While the microwave poses a risk, the traditional oven that sits below it is safe to use, the feds say. GE and Sears offered consumers a raft of options, including free repair or a $600 rebate on a new GE Profile unit. GE assured investors the mishap wouldn’t affect its bottom line, but added, “The cost of the recall is immaterial.”