Whirlpool Microwaves are being recalled due to a fire risk

(WTNH) — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling Whirlpool brand microwaves because of a fire hazard.

A home fire, two fires involving surrounding cabinets, one report of smoke and one report of a burning smell were all reported to whirlpool.

The U.S. CPSC said internal arcing during the use of these microwaves could ignite an internal plastic component that is posting this fire hazard.

There are about 15,200 units that were sold in stainless steel, black and white that are being recalled through their model numbers and serial numbers. Model numbers can be found on the inside of the microwave on the left hand side.

The U.S. CPSC says consumers should immediately stop using these microwaves, unplug them and contact Whirlpool for a free replacement by calling 800-990-6254.

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