Whirlpool recalls microwaves due to fire hazard

Whirlpool has recalled more than 15,000 microwaves due to concerns about fire hazards.

The recall was announced Thursday.

The recall covers Whirlpool brand microwave hood combinators.

According to the recall, the microwaves were sold in stainless steel, black and white.

Whirlpool has received five reports of incidents, including one home fire, two fires involving the surrounding cabinets, a report of smoke and a report of a burning odor.

Consumers facing these issues should immediately stop using the microwaves, unplug the units and contact Whirlpool.

The microwaves in question were sold at Best Buy, HH Gregg, Lowes, Sears and other home improvement stores from January 2014 through April 2016.

To see the full list of recalled items, click here.

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