Today Samsung has announced a voluntary recall of their 1000 watt over-the-range microwave ovens due to the danger of shock hazard.
No injuries or incidents have been reported in relation to the recalled microwaves which were sold throughout the U.S. from January 2009 through July 2009 and retailed between $180 and $200.
Consumers should stop using the recalled microwave ovens immediately and contact Samsung for a free repair.
The following model and serial numbers are included in this recall:
|Samsung™ Over-the-Range Microwaves Recalled (Serial Number Range VF122xxxxx – VF831xxxxx) and Models Beginning with|
|Affected production lots||Affected Serial Number Range|
|From serial number||To serial number|
|All SMH9151x produced from January through May 2009:||xxxxxxxS1xxxxxx||xxxxxxxS5xxxxxx|
|Some products produced in June were also affected:||From serial number||To serial number|
For additional information, contact Samsung toll-free at (888) 402-6974 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET seven days a week, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.samsung.com/otrrecall
According to a recall notice posted on the Samsung website, the recall was issued due to the “possibility that an installation bolt can contact the terminal on the capacitor of the ventilation motor on some installations. In some circumstances if the power cord is connected to an ungrounded outlet, there could be a remote risk of shock.”
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