Internal Arcing Sparks Recall

If you’ve ever accidentally placed metal in the microwave you know how startling an electrical arc can be.

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission, Whirlpool Corp. is recalling about 15,200 OTR microwaves because internal arcing during use can ignite a plastic component posing a fire hazard.

Whirpool 2016 Micorwave Recall | KitchAnn Style

These microwave hoods were sold in the US between January 2014 through April 2016 for between $370 and $470.

Microwave hood combination units included in the recall are listed below. Model and serial numbers are located on the inside of the unit above the oven cavity on the left hand side.

Whirpool 2016 Micorwave Recall | KitchAnn Style

Whirpool 2016 Micorwave Recall | KitchAnn Style

If your model is par of the recall stop using it immediately, unplug the unit and contact Whirlpool for a free replacement product.

Contact Whirlpool Corporation at 1-800-990-6254 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at http://repair.whirlpoolcorp.com.

Fires have been reported so takes this recall as seriously as all others.

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