GE Microwave Ovens Investigation

On May 19, 2009, Tycko & Zavareei filed a class action lawsuit against GE alleging that all GE-branded microwave ovens sold since January 2000 contain design defects that cause them to turn on automatically without user direction (i.e. to “self start”) and then start smoking or catch on fire. GE moved to have the case dismissed, but on September 29, 2010 the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan rejected GE’s arguments and held that Plaintiffs could proceed with their claims.

Our firm is continuing to vigorously litigate this matter. Microwave ovens that self start may pose a very serious risk to consumer safety. We are interested in hearing from you if your GE-branded microwave oven has self started, regardless of whether it ultimately started smoking or caught on fire. We are also interested in hearing from you if you are concerned about your GE-branded microwave oven self starting and catching on fire. Some models may be more susceptible to these defects than others. Please contact us to learn more.

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