(Reuters) - Whirlpool Corp (WHR.N), the world’s largest maker of home appliances, is recalling 15,200 Whirlpool brand microwaves due to a fire hazard, the U.S. 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. (bit.ly/2bS7Qbw)
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 odor, the CPSC said.
Reporting by Ankit Ajmera in Bengaluru; Editing by Savio D'Souza