October, 17 2001
Whirlpool Recalls Microwave-Hood Combinations
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Harbor, MI. (SafetyAlerts)
- Whirlpool Corp. is recalling about 1.8 million microwave-hood
combinations. These units can overheat and catch fire.
Whirlpool has received seven reports of fires involving these microwave-
hood combinations. These incidents have resulted in extensive property
damage. No injuries have been reported.
These are microwave oven and exhaust fan hood combination units that are
installed above ranges. They were sold under the Whirlpool®, KitchenAid® and
Kenmore® brand names. They have serial numbers that begin with XC. Open the
door to locate the serial and model numbers. Department, electronics, home
and appliance stores, as well as builder and remodelers, sold the
microwave-hood combinations nationwide from January 1998 through September
2001 for between $249 and $749.
Consumers with recalled microwave-hood combinations should immediately stop
using them and disconnect the units by unplugging them. Consumers can call
Whirlpool Corp. for a free repair. Consumers can contact Whirlpool at (800)
785-8897 anytime. Consumers also can visit Whirlpool's web site at
www.whirlpool.com. Consumers should have the model and serial number of
their unit available when they call or visit the web site.
Countertop microwaves are not included in this recall.