This recall involves Whirlpool, KitchenAid and Kenmore brand microwave-hood units with serial numbers that begin with XC. The serial numbers, as well as the model number, can be found on a label on the bottom edge of the food cavity, inside the microwave door.
Department, mass merchandise, and appliance stores, as well as builders and remodelers, sold the microwave-hood units nationwide from January 1998 through September 2001 for between $249 and $749.
Consumers with recalled microwave-hood units must immediately stop using the unit and disconnect the unit by unplugging it. Every potential user of the unit should be informed of the risk of fire and told not to use the microwave.
For more information, visit www.repair.whirlpool.com.
Publication date: 01/07/2002