Garage Door Co Repair Pros has learned that nearly 18,000 Genie garage door openers have been recalled. This is the first recall for a garage door opener in many years. None of the affected units have been sold by Garage Door Co Repair Pros. According to CPSC recall link here
Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. 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 ¾ 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 Recalls Garage Door Openers Due to Fire Hazard
Recalled serial numbers Genie Serial Number Genie Serial Number Genie Pro Serial Number 11214 11347 11214 11215 11348 11313 11235 12006 11332 11256 12009 11336 11298 12018 11347 11311 12019 11348 11312 12026 11349 11313 12027 11326 12034 11327 12036 11336 12037 11332 12038 12058
Genie has received four reports of the control board overheating. No injuries have been reported.
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.
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.
GMI Holdings, Inc., dba The Genie Company, of Mt. Hope, Ohio
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.
Garage Door Co Repair Pros provides garage doors, garage door openers, torsion spring replacement and radio control service in N/NW Chicago and suburbs. Please visit www.gdcorp.com for further information.