The equipment producer Whirlpool is recalling tens of hundreds of stovetops after stories surfaced suggesting that the glass cooktops may change on by themselves.
The US Client Product Security Fee introduced on Wednesday that 26,300 glass cooktops offered underneath Whirlpool, KitchenAid and JennAir are being recalled as a result of the “cooktop floor components can activate by themselves, posing burn and fireplace hazards.”
Whirlpool acquired 133 incident stories involving the cooktop surfaces switching on with out human assist. Fourteen of the stories, together with 13 within the U.S. and 1 in Canada, resulted in “warmth injury to close by gadgets and 4 stories of things catching on fireplace,” the recall discover states.
There was one report of property injury and two stories of burn accidents.
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The affected fashions had been black cooking surfaces with contact controls manufactured from December 2016 to July 2019, in keeping with the recall discover.
The one treatment listed for fixing the issue is contacting Whirlpool to arrange a free alternative cooktop after turning the unit off on the circuit breaker. ” Don’t depart flammable supplies or empty cookware on or close to the cooktop,” the recall warns.
Whirlpool’s hazardous cooktops had been offered at Lowe’s, The House Depot, Finest Purchase and different residence enchancment shops from March 2017 via August 2019. Some had been additionally offered on-line.
The stovetops had been priced between $1,150 and $2,500.
For a whole checklist of the affected mannequin numbers, you possibly can go to the Client Product Security Fee’s web site.
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