Whirlpool Recalls Microwaves Due to Fire Hazard
More than 15,000 Microwaves are impacted by this recall
Whirlpool has issued a recall that involves 15,200 Whirlpool brand microwave hood combinations due to internal arcing during use that can ignite an internal plastic component, posing a fire hazard.
To date, Whirlpool has received five reports of incidents, including one home fire, two fires involving the surrounding cabinets, one report of smoke, and one report of a burning odor.
The microwave ovens were sold in stainless steel, black and white at Best Buy, HH Gregg, Lowes, Sears and other home improvement, home appliance and retail stores, and by homebuilders nationwide from January of 2014 through April of 2016. Model numbers and serial numbers are located on the inside of the unit, above the oven cavity on the left hand side.
See the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recall release for the list of affected model and serial numbers.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled microwaves, unplug the units and contact Whirlpool for a free replacement product.
For further information regarding this recall, consumers can contact Whirlpool Corporation at (800)-990-6254.