GE recalls 62,000 front-load washers

WASHINGTON D.C. (HawaiiNewsNow) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of 62,000 GE Profile front load washing machines Wednesday. GE says the washer's basket can separate during use and break the washer's top panel, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

GE has received 19 reports of washer baskets separating, including 10 reports of top panel breakage. No injuries reported.

The recall involves GE Profile washers with model numbers WPDH8800, WPDH8900 and WPDH8910 and includes all serial numbers.  The model number can be found inside the door panel.

The  front-load washers are sold at Best Buy, Lowe's, Sears, Home Depot and other department and retail stores nationwide from July 2008 to August 2011.

The washers were manufactured in China.

Contact GE Appliances at 888-641-9739 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT, or visit the company's website at