Whirlpool recalls microwaves for fire hazard

(Consumer Product Safety Commission)

WASHINGTON (WHTM) – Whirlpool is recalling thousands of microwave ovens that reportedly can catch fire while in use.

The company 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, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The recall involves Whirlpool microwave/hood combinations in stainless steel, black and white. The microwaves were sold at Best Buy, HH Gregg, Lowes, Sears and other home improvement, home appliance and retail stores from January 2014 through April 2016 for between $370 and $470.

A list of affected model and serial numbers is posted on Whirlpool’s website.

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