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Recall - Genie PowerMax Garage Door Openers

Web posted on February 25, 2014

This recall includes the Genie PowerMax 1500 residential garage door openers identified by model 4062 and UPC number 05004901854.

The serial number label is located on the front side (opposite of the lights) of each garage door opener. Only the first 5 digits are relevant to this recall.

The serial numbers of the units sold into Canada are as follows:
Genie Retail Serial Numbers
1121411311113361201812036
1121511312113471201912037
1123511326113481202612038
1125611327120061202712058
11298113321200912034

The relays on the light control circuit of the control board could overheat and pose a fire hazard. Consumers should stop using the garage door opener until they call the Genie Company and receive the free replacement control board to install in it.

Genie has received four reports of relay failure in the United States and none in Canada. There have been no reports of any injuries or of any fire spreading from the openers to any other property.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these garage door openers.

The product was maufactured in the United States by GMI Holdings, Inc. dba The Genie Company ("Genie") which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Overhead Door Corporation, Lewisville, Texas.

Approximately 8,024 units with affected relays were sold in Canada and approximately 9,641 units sold in the United States.

The affected products were sold from August 2011 to February 2012 in Canada at Canadian Tire stores and from August 2011 to October 2012 in the United States.

For more information, consumers may contact the Genie Company be telephone at 1-800-488-9918 and it will be operative Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.


For more information on this or other Health Canada consumer product advisories, warnings, and recalls, visit the website at hc-sc.gc.ca.

To report consumer product incidents to Health Canada, visit the website for reporting instructions.

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