CPSC, Whirlpool Announce Recall of Microwave-Hood Combinations

RELEASE DATE October 16 2001
MANUFACTURER Whirlpool
BRANDS Kenmore, KitchenAid, Whirlpool
UNITS About 1,800,000
HAZARD These units can overheat and catch fire.
DESCRIPTION These are microwave oven and exhaust fan hood combination units that are installed above ranges.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES There have been seven reports of fires involving these microwave- hood combinations. These incidents have resulted in extensive property damage. No injuries have been reported. 
SOLD AT Department, electronics, home, appliance stores, as well as builder and remodelers sold the microwave-hood combinations nationwide.
SOLD DATES January 1998 through September 2001
REMEDY Consumers with recalled microwave-hood combinations should immediately stop using them and disconnect the units by unplugging them.
CONSUMER CONTACT Contact Phone: (800) 785-8897
Contact Site:  www.whirlpool.com
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Recalled Models

Brand NameProduct NameModel NumberSerial Number
WhirlpoolMicrowave-Hood Combination Any Any beginning with XC
KitchenAidMicrowave-Hood Combination Any Any beginning with XC
KenmoreMicrowave-Hood Combination Any Any beginning with XC
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