Whirlpool Recalls Microwaves Due to Fire Hazard
Whirlpool brand microwave hood combinations have been recalled due to internal arcing during use can ignite an internal plastic component, posing a fire hazard.
Whirlpool recommends that consumers immediately stop using the microwave and unplug the unit. The unit should be replaced.
This recall involves about 15,200 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|
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.