Whirlpool Recalls Over 15,000 Microwaves

Whirlpool Corp , the world's largest maker of home appliances, is recalling 15,200 Whirlpool brand microwaves due to a fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Thursday.

The formation of internal sparks when the product was being used could ignite a plastic component, posing a fire hazard, the CPSC said. (http://bit.ly/2bS7Qbw)

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

(Reporting by Ankit Ajmera in Bengaluru; Editing by Savio D'Souza)