Fire hazard prompts Whirlpool microwave recall

(Courtesy: WFLA)

NEW YORK (AP) –  Whirlpool brand microwave hood combinations are being recalled.

Model numbers and serial numbers are located on the inside of the unit, above the oven cavity on the left hand side. A complete list of model and serial numbers included in this recall is posted on the firm’s website. They were 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.

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

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.

.FOR MORE: Call Whirlpool Corp. at 800-990-6254 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit Consumers can also and click on “Product Recall” for more information.

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