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Microwaves Recalled-Fire Hazard


Product Recall

Whirlpool Corporation has recalled around 15,200 microwaves due to a fire hazard.

About the Whirlpool Microwave Recall

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.

Description of Recalled Microwaves

Information provided by the US CPSC:

  • The recall includes microwave hood combinations that were sold in stainless steel, black, and white.
  • The recalled microwaves have the model and serial numbers are located inside the unit on the left hand side. A list of the recalled model and serial numbers can be found on the CPSC website.
  • The microwaves were sold at Best Buy, HH Greg, Lowes, Sears, and other similar retail stores, and by homebuilders, nationwide. The units were sold from January 2014-April 2016 for $370-$470.

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