Thousands of Genie garage door openers sold at home improvement stores are being recalled because they pose a fire hazard. The company has received four reports of the control board overheating. No injuries have been reported.
Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled opener and contact Genie to receive a free repair kit, which includes a new control board and installation instructions.
The were sold at Lowes, Menards, The Home Depot and other retailers and distributors nationwide and online from August 2011 through October 2012 for about $250.
This recall involves Genie, models PowerMax 1200 and 1500, and Genie Pro, models TriloG 1200 and 1500, screw drive garage door openers. The garage openers are gray and have a rating of .75 HPc for the models ending in 1200 and 1 HPc for the models ending in 1500.
The serial numbers are printed on a label located on the side opposite to the light. For serial numbers for the recalled units, click here.
Contact Genie at (800) 488-9918 or online.