A short circuit in the dryer's wiring poses a shock hazard to consumers with ungrounded dryers. The recalled gas dryers are 42 inches tall and 27 inches wide, and were sold in white. GE gas dryers model number DWXR463GGWW with serial numbers starting with AM, TL, SL, VL, and ZL are included in this recall.
To find the model and serial numbers, open the dryer door and look in the upper right corner, in the area that was covered by the door.
They were sold at retail stores, and authorized builder distributors nationwide from September 2006 through October 2007 for about $440.
Consumers should stop using the recalled dryers immediately, unplug the dryer, and contact GE for further instructions and to schedule a free, in-home inspection and repair.
For additional information, contact GE toll-free at (866) 324-3732 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.geappliances.com