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Whirlpool to recall 15,200 microwaves due to fire hazard issue: CPSC

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 07:02

[BENGALURU] Whirlpool Corp, the world's largest maker of home appliances, is recalling 15,200 Whirlpool brand microwaves due to a fire hazard, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Thursday.

The formation of internal sparks when the product was being used could ignite a plastic component, posing a fire hazard, the CPSC said.

Whirlpool has so far received reports of five incidents, including one home fire, two fires involving the surrounding cabinet, one report of smoke and one report of a burning odour, the CPSC said.

REUTERS