Samsung Over-the-Range Microwaves Recalled Due to Shock Hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Samsung Over-the-Range Microwave Ovens
Units: About 43,000
Importer: Samsung Electronics America Inc., of Ridgefield Park, N.J.
Hazard: If an installation bolt comes in contact with an electrical component inside the unit and the microwave is plugged into an ungrounded outlet, it could create a shock hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves Samsung 1000 watt over-the-range microwave ovens. The following model and serial numbers are included in this recall:
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 xxxxxxTS600001 xxxxxxOS600100 xxxxxxTS601100 SMH9151S xxxxxxTS600001 xxxxxxTS601386 SMH9151ST xxxxxxTS600001 xxxxxxTS600330 SMH9151STE xxxxxxTS600001 xxxxxxTS600330 SMH9151W xxxxxxOS600001 xxxxxxTS600001 xxxxxxOS600200 xxxxxxTS602055 Sold at: Retail stores nationwide from January 2009 through July 2009 for between $180 and $200.
Manufactured in: Malaysia
Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled product, and contact Samsung to schedule a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Samsung toll-free at (888) 402-6974 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET 7 days a week, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.samsung.com/otrrecall
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