GE recalls 62,000 washers

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the General Electric Company (GE) have announced a voluntary recall of 62,000 GE Profile front-load washing machines.

The appliances were manufactured between April 2008 and October 2010 and were sold in white, red, and gold colors.

According to the CPSC, the washer’s basket can separate during use and break the washer’s top panel, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

Manufactured in China, the products were sold at Best Buy, Lowe’s, Sears, The Home Depot and other department and retail stores nationwide, from July 2008 to August 2011 at price points ranging from $1,199 to $1,599.