Internal arcing during use can ignite an internal plastic component of the microwave hood combinations, posing a 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:
|Model Numbers||Serial Numbers|
|WMH53520CS||TR33500000 to TR34899999|
|WMH53520CW||TR33500000 to TR34899999|
|WMH53520CB||TR33500000 to TR34899999|
|WMH53520CE||TR33500000 to TR34899999|
|WMH53520CH||TR33500000 to TR34899999|
|WMH73521CS||TR33500000 to TR34899999|
|WMH73521CW||TR33500000 to TR34899999|
|WMH73521CB||TR33500000 to TR34899999|
|WMH73521CE||TR33500000 to TR34899999|
|WMH73521CH||TR33500000 to TR34899999|
A complete list of model and serial numbers included in this recall is posted on the firm’s website at http://repair.whirlpoolcorp.com.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled microwaves, unplug the units and contact Whirlpool for a free replacement product.
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 U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.