When Whirlpool received 133 reports on the activation of glass hobs, more than 26,000 appliances were recalled.
CBS Sacramento reports that the hobs in question are both radiant and down-beam models with glass hobs and touch controls, and they were all sold for $ 1150 to $ 2500 between March 2017 and August 2019. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the devices bear the brand names Whirlpool, KitchenAid or JennAir (the Whirlpool Corporation owns KitchenAid and JennAir) and have been sold to hardware stores and home appliances such as Lowe's, Home Depot and Best Buy, both personally and online.
In other words, if you have a glass hob, you should probably check the model number and serial number that should be printed on the bottom of the appliance. Enter the numbers into Whirlpool's online form to see if they've been called back. If so, Whirlpool will install a new one for free. In the meantime, the CPSC recommends turning off the unit at the circuit breaker when not in use and leaving no flammable objects or empty cookware on or near the area.
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It is not the only device recently recalled due to fire risks. Earlier this month, Apple issued a recall of more than 460,000 MacBook Pro batteries. Here's how to check if your person is affected.
[h/t CBS Sacramento]