Microwaves Recalled Due to House Fires

Fire damaged kitchen with mikrowave

Recall Details

Units

About 15,200

Description

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 NumbersSerial Numbers
WMH53520CSTR33500000 to TR34899999
WMH53520CWTR33500000 to TR34899999
WMH53520CBTR33500000 to TR34899999
WMH53520CETR33500000 to TR34899999
WMH53520CHTR33500000 to TR34899999
WMH73521CSTR33500000 to TR34899999
WMH73521CWTR33500000 to TR34899999
WMH73521CBTR33500000 to TR34899999
WMH73521CETR33500000 to TR34899999
WMH73521CHTR33500000 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.

Incidents/Injuries

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.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled microwaves, unplug the units and contact Whirlpool for a free replacement product.

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.

Manufacturer(s)

Whirlpool Corporation, of Benton Harbor, Mich.

Manufactured in

China

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