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Whirlpool recalling microwaves due to a fire hazard

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A fire hazard has prompted the recall of more than 15,000 Whirlpool microwaves.

The recall involves Whirlpool brand microwave hood combinations sold in stainless steel, black and white from January 2014 to April 2016.

The firm says internal arcing during use can ignite an internal plastic component, posing the risk of fire.

It's received five reports of incidents, including one home fire and two fires involving surrounding cabinets.

Consumers should stop using the product, unplug it and contact Whirlpool for a repair.

A complete list of model and serial numbers included in the recall can be found on the firm's website at http://repair.whirlpoolcorp.com.

Whirlpool Corporation can be reached at 800-990-6254 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at http://repair.whirlpoolcorp.com. 
Consumers can also visit www.whirlpool.com and click on "Product Recall" for more information.

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