February 3, 1999GE Brand Spacemaker Radio
Cassette Players Recalled
Indianapolis, IN (SafetyAlerts)
- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission (CPSC), Thomson Consumer Electronics Inc. is voluntarily recalling about
424,000 GE Spacemaker radio cassette players. The unit has an appliance outlet that can
overheat, presenting a fire hazard to consumers.
Thomson Consumer Electronics has received three reports of appliance outlets on the units
overheating and catching fire, causing minor property damage. No injuries have been
Only units with model number 7-4285 are involved in this recall. The model number is
located on the top of the unit and may or may not be followed by a letter. The unit is
designed for under-the-cabinet use and consists of an AM/FM stereo cassette player, a
light and a programmable appliance outlet, which allows for a timer to control the power
to the outlet. The appliance outlet is located on the left side of the unit. "GE
Spacemaker...AM/FM Stereo Cassette Player...Programmable Appliance Outlet" is on the
front of the unit. The control panel is black and is located on the front of the unit
between the two speakers.
Department, electronic and discount stores nationwide sold the units from January 1992
through December 1995 for about $50 to $80.
Consumers should unplug the units immediately and call Thomson at (800) 464-7022 anytime
for instructions on receiving a free replacement unit. Consumers also can contact Thomson
at Thomson Consumer Electronics Inc., Spacemaker Recall, INH 950, P.O. Box 6127,
Indianapolis, Ind. 46206-6127.
No other Spacemaker models are involved in this recall.
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