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Samsung™ Over-the-Range Microwaves Recalled Due to Shock Hazard

November 6, 2009

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.

Serial and Model Number Lable Location for recalled Samsung Over-The-Range Microwave Ovens

Serial and Model Number Lable Location for recalled Samsung Over-The-Range Microwave Ovens

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
SMH9151B xxxxxxOS600001






SMH9151S xxxxxxTS600001 xxxxxxTS601386
SMH9151ST xxxxxxTS600001 xxxxxxTS600330
SMH9151STE xxxxxxTS600001 xxxxxxTS600330
SMH9151W xxxxxxOS600001






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

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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