Earlier this year, the Shattering Oven Doors lawsuit reached a major milestone. The lawsuit was certified as a Class Action and General Electric agreed to recall all GE-branded ovens. While the recall complies with federal and industry standards, the ovens’ tempered glass doors are not. A class action lawsuit may help you recover the money you spent on replacement doors and force the manufacturers to fix the problem.

Class certification granted in Shattering Oven Doors lawsuit

A judge has denied a motion for class certification in a lawsuit involving microwave glass doors that shatter when opened. Plaintiffs in the case claimed that the ovens’ design defect led to a defect that rendered the products worthless. Plaintiffs sought to certify a nationwide class of consumers with similar claims under express warranties and state subclasses based on product liability claims. However, the court declined to certify a nationwide class citing variations in express warranty laws between states.

In denying the plaintiff’s request for class certification, Chief Judge W. Keith Watkins noted that he has never required a plaintiff to show actual misuse of his products to qualify for a class action suit. This case also involved the issue of whether plaintiffs’ express and implied contractual claims were mutually exclusive. The court resolved the issue by creating subclasses based on each manufacturer’s product line.

General Electric agrees to recall GE-branded ovens

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced that GE has agreed to recall GE-branded ovens and ranges. The problem is that the oven’s door can become unstable and can tip over if a heavy object is placed on its open door. In addition, the oven door can break, which could lead to a fire or property damage. Because of this, GE has recalled more than 132,000 models of ovens.

GE’s wall oven recall involves two types of problems. Some of these ovens have incorrectly reattached door panels, and the door cannot be opened into a flat position. Therefore, consumers should avoid using the self-clean cycle of these ovens. Consumers can contact GE to get a free repair. Until then, consumers can continue to use their normal oven functions, such as baking and broiling.

GE-branded ovens comply with federal and industry safety standards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a voluntary recall of microwave ovens made by GE Consumer & Industrial. The microwave ovens contain a door switch that may overheat and ignite plastic components inside. This hazard may result in a fire. The lower thermal oven, which uses a heating element that is much less powerful, is not affected. According to the recall notice, GE has received 35 reports of minor property damage but no injuries.

GE has denied the allegations in the lawsuit. The company defended its product as being safe to use. However, the lawsuit states that GE-branded ovens fail to meet federal and industry safety standards. In addition, GE-branded ovens do not contain any components that could damage a pacemaker. Patients with pacemakers should not operate the oven in an open door position. They should also avoid tampering with the safety interlocks and adjusting the oven on their own. If they experience any problems with their oven, they should contact the manufacturer or authorized service facility immediately.

GE-branded ovens have tempered glass doors

The tempered glass doors on GE-branded ovens have been known to shatter, but the company has not yet issued a recall for the glass. Although there are warnings on the glass, it is not clear how often they break. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), tempered glass is designed to break easily, so if the door does break, the glass will not be shards or pieces of metal.

Several complaints have been filed with the Consumer Product Safety Commission over exploding oven doors. However, the CPSC has not yet opened a formal investigation into the problems. However, the organization has stated that the glass oven doors are tempered, which means that they are strong enough to withstand high temperatures. But it’s not enough to say that tempered glass doesn’t pose a risk, especially when the temperature is high.

GE-branded ovens have borosilicate glass doors

Ovens with borosilicate glass doors are made of two pieces: an inner pane made of borosilicate and a colored, non-enamel layer directly applied to the door. The inner pane is made of toughened borosilicate glass, which is stable at high temperatures and has low thermal expansion. The other piece is a tinted glass with writing or symbols on it.

Ovens with borosilicate glass doors are also safer. Many ovens come with glass doors that have small chips. Even-tempered glass can be chipped or broken. These are covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. However, these chips and cracks usually appear immediately if you buy a new oven. Be sure to inspect your oven for any cracks before you buy it.

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