Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Whirlpool Recalls Microwaves Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Whirlpool brand microwave hood combinations

Hazard: Internal arcing during use can ignite an internal plastic component, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: Whirlpool Corporation at 800-990-6254 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at http://repair.whirlpoolcorp.com. Consumers can also visit www.whirlpool.com and click on "Product Recall" for more information.

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 Numbers

Serial Numbers

WMH53520CS

TR33500000 to TR34899999 

WMH53520CW 

TR33500000 to TR34899999 

WMH53520CB 

TR33500000 to TR34899999

WMH53520CE

TR33500000 to TR34899999

WMH53520CH

TR33500000 to TR34899999

WMH73521CS

TR33500000 to TR34899999

WMH73521CW

TR33500000 to TR34899999

WMH73521CB

TR33500000 to TR34899999

WMH73521CE

TR33500000 to TR34899999

WMH73521CH

TR33500000 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: Whirlpool Corporation, of Benton Harbor, Mich.

Manufactured in: China