Whirlpool Recalls Microwaves Due to Fire Hazard

This recall involves Whirlpool brand microwave hood combinations. The microwave ovens were sold in stainless steel, black and white. Model numbers and serial numbers are located on the inside of the unit, above the oven cavity on the left hand side. The following model and serial numbers are included in the recall:

Recall Details
  • Hazard
    Internal arcing during use can ignite an internal plastic component, posing a fire hazard.
  • Remedy
  • Incidents
    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.
  • Consumer Action
    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled microwaves, unplug the units and contact Whirlpool for a free replacement product.
  • Sold At
    Best Buy, HH Gregg, Lowes, Sears and other home improvement, home appliance and retail stores and by homebuilders nationwide from January 2014 through April 2016 for between $370 and $470.
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