About 15,200 Whirlpool brand microwave hood combinations have been recalled by Whirlpool Corporation, of Benton Harbor, Mich. Internal arcing during use can ignite an internal plastic component, 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. A complete list of model and serial numbers included in this recall is posted on the company’s website at http://repair.whirlpoolcorp.com. 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 microwaves were 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. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled microwaves, unplug the units and contact Whirlpool for a free replacement product. Contact Whirlpool Corporation at 800-990-6254 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at http://repair.whirlpoolcorp.com. Consumers can also visit www.whirlpool.com and click on “Product Recall” for more information. Photos available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Whirlpool-Recalls-Microwaves/
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