Whirlpool Corporation has recalled around 15,200 microwaves due to a fire hazard.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the microwaves have an internal arching that, during use, can ignite an internal plastic component, which poses a fire hazard.
The CPSC advises that consumers stop using the recalled microwaves immediately and unplug the unit. A consumer can then contact Whirlpool for a free replacement product.
5 incidents have been reported: one home fire, two fires that involved surrounding cabinets, one report of smoke, and one report of a burning order.
Information provided by the US CPSC: