Whirlpool Microwave Recall

Whirlpool has announced the recall of their microwave hood combinations due to an electrical problem.  Internal arcing can cause plastic components to melt and ignite.  Ignition of flammable material can pose a fire hazard.  The units that are involved in this recall are listed as follows:

Model Numbers                                                          Serial Numbers

WMH53520CS                                               TR33500000 – TR34899999

WMH53520CW                                             TR33500000 – TR34899999

WMH53520CB                                              TR33500000 – TR34899999

WMH53520CE                                              TR33500000 – TR34899999

WMH53520CH                                             TR33500000 – TR34899999

WMH73521CS                                              TR33500000 – TR34899999

WMH73521CW                                             TR33500000 – TR34899999

WMH73521CB                                              TR33500000 – TR34899999

WMH73521CE                                              TR33500000 – TR34899999

WMH73521CH                                             TR33500000 – TR34899999

Consumers should immediately stop using the affected models and contact Whirlpool for a free replacement model.  For additional information, Whirlpool can be contacted by calling 1-800-990-6254 or going to http://www.whirlpool.com and click on “Product Recall” at the bottom of the page.  Whirlpool has received five reports of incidents involving smoke and fire.  To date, Whirlpool has identified 15,200 units involved in this recall.

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