Genie recalls garage-door opener because it might overheat

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Feb. 25, 2014—Genie recalled its PowerMax 1200, PowerMax 1500, TriloG 1200 and TriloG 1500 garage-door openers, because the product’s control board might overheat, which poses a fire hazard.

The garage-door openers are gray and have a power rating of 3/4 horsepower comparable (hpc) for the models that end in 1200 and 1 hpc for the models that end in 1500. “Genie” and the model name appear on both sides of the product. The serial number is printed on a label that’s affixed to the side opposite to the light. For a list of affected serial numbers, go to Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website.

The recalled products were sold at Carter Lumber, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Menards and other retailers and distributors nationwide and at from August 2011 through October 2012. Genie received four reports of control boards that overheated. No injuries were reported. Consumers should stop using and unplug the recalled garage-door opener and contact Genie to receive a free repair kit, which includes a new control board and installation instructions.

For more information, consumers should call Genie at 800/488-9918 Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ET or go to