ge slow-cookers

Information about the problems and breakdowns of GE slow cookers that were reported from 2004 to 2012.

Common problems: burning, fire, overheating, smoke.

Faulty modules: heating element.


2 safety recalls announced

CPSC, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Announce Recall of Slow Cookers

  • Date: 1/13/2005

Name of product: GE Oval and Double Dish Slow Cookers. The handles on the base of the slow cookers can break, posing a risk of burns from hot food spilling onto consumers.

CPSC, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Announce Recall of Slow Cookers

  • Date: 6/15/2004

Name of product: General Electric Cool Touch Slow Cooker. The heating element can drop to the bottom of the slow cooker and melt through the plastic outer shell, posing a burn hazard to users.

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4 issues reported

GE 168945

  • Date: 4/4/2011

The heating portion of the Slow Cooker melted through the bottom plastic.

GE 168945

  • Date: 5/19/2011

Consumer reports bottom of slow cooker melted resulting in countertop to become extremely hot with melted plastic on it. The product was recalled & consumer was not notified about it. Fire hazard.

GE 168945

  • Date: 11/10/2011

Slow cooker was used to keep food warm as it came off grill. It was set to 'low' & within 30 minutes of being turned on smoke was coming from bottom & it smelled like burning plastic. It was unplugged & lifted to reveal melted plastic & dropped heating element.

GE 168945

  • Date: 10/22/2012

Consumer reports that the heating element of the slow cooker had burned through the plastic that covered it and the heating element is exposed. A white substance was left on her hands from the unit and it produced an electrical and plastic odor.

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