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Genie Recalls Garage Door Openers Due to Fire Hazard

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.


About 10,000 in the U.S. and 8,000 in Canada


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 ¾ HPc for the models ending in 1200 and 1 HPc for the models ending in 1500. “Genie” and the model name appear on both sides of the opener. The serial numbers are printed on a label located on the side opposite to the light. Serial numbers for the recalled units start with the following five numbers:

Genie Serial Number                       Genie Serial Number                                          Genie Pro Serial Number
11214                                                                    11347                                                                        11214
11215                                                                    11348                                                                        11313
11235                                                                    12006                                                                       11332
11256                                                                    12009                                                                       11336
11298                                                                    12018                                                                        11347
11311                                                                     12019                                                                        11348
11312                                                                     12026                                                                        11349
11313                                                                     12027
11326                                                                     12034
11327                                                                     12036
11336                                                                     12037
11332                                                                     12038


Genie has received four reports of the control board overheating. No injuries have been reported.


Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled garage car opener and contact Genie to receive a free repair kit, which includes a new control board and installation instructions.

Sold at

Canadian Tire, Carter Lumber, Lowes, Menards, The Home Depot, and other retailers and distributors nationwide and online at from August 2011 through October 2012 for about $250.


GMI Holdings, Inc., dba The Genie Company, of Mt. Hope, Ohio

Manufactured in

United States

Contact Genie at (800) 488-9918 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at and click on “Recall Information” for more information.

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 Posted on : September 2, 2014

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