When you’ve got an over the hood microwave from Whirlpool, you are going to wish to verify its mannequin instantly. In keeping with the Client Product Security Fee, Whirlpool is recalling about 15,200 microwaves as a consequence of hearth hazards.
Whirlpool obtained 5 experiences of fireside incidents, together with one house hearth, two fires involving surrounding cupboards, one report of smoke and one other of burning odor. The explanation these fashions are catching hearth is as a result of they’re “arcing” or sparking. This often occurs whenever you’ve positioned one thing metallic within the microwave, or is in any other case an indication that the microwave must be repaired. Whereas a spark alone may be very harmful, the microwaves in query are sparking after which igniting an inside plastic piece within the equipment, inflicting it to catch hearth.
The defunct microwaves had been offered at Greatest Purchase, HH Gregg, Lowe’s, and Sears, and value between $370 and $470.
Whirlpool recommends you instantly cease utilizing the microwave and unplug the unit. You possibly can report yours by inputting your data on Whirlpool’s web site, or by calling 800-990-6254.
Good Housekeeping has reached out to Whirlpool for remark. The corporate has but to reply.