Friday, August 26, 2016

Whirlpool Recalls Microwaves Due to Fire Hazard

Internal arcing during use can ignite an internal plastic component, posing a fire hazard.
Recall date: August 25, 2016
Recall number: 16-253

Recall Summary

Name of product: Whirlpool brand microwave hood combinations
Internal arcing during use can ignite an internal plastic component, posing a fire hazard.
Consumer Contact:
Whirlpool Corporation at 800-990-6254 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at Consumers can also visit and click on “Product Recall” for more information.
Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

About 15,200
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 
WMH53520CW TR33500000 to TR34899999 
WMH53520CB TR33500000 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
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.
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.
Whirlpool Corporation, of Benton Harbor, Mich.
Manufactured in

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