November 9, 2011 – General Electric Co. has recalled about 470 gas Monogram brand rangetops sold between May 2008 and August 2011. The rangetops pose a potential explosion hazard which can lead to a fire causing serious burn injuries such as mild to extensive skin damage, internal injuries or complications such as shock, infection and cardiac arrest. In many cases, fires can also lead to smoke or toxic gas inhalation resulting in death.
The company has received at least six reports of explosions in units operating on liquid propane gas. The affected products were sold at various retailers throughout the U.S. The recall includes all liquid propane gas models, as well as natural gas models that have been converted for use with liquid propane.
Messa & Associates has handled many burn, fire and explosion cases caused by defective products which resulted in significant injuries and death. Our Philadelphia and New Jersey personal injury attorneys have obtained substantial verdicts and settlements in these matters including $12.25 million, $3.7 million and $2.9 million awards for fire, burn and explosion cases. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a result of a recalled General Electric Monogram rangetop, please contact us at 1-877-MessaLaw.