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Samsung Recalls Microwaves Due to Shock Hazard

Samsung has recalled about 43,000 over-the-range microwave ovens, which could pose an electric shock risk. 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. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

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 to xxxxxxxS5xxxxxx
Some products produced in June were also affected: 
  • SMH9151B / xxxxxxOS600001 to xxxxxxOS600100 and xxxxxxTS600001 to xxxxxxTS601100  SMH9151S / xxxxxxTS600001 to xxxxxxTS601386
  • SMH9151ST / xxxxxxTS600001 to xxxxxxTS600330
  • SMH9151STE / xxxxxxTS600001 to xxxxxxTS600330
  • SMH9151W / xxxxxxOS600001 to xxxxxxOS600200 and xxxxxxTS600001 to xxxxxxTS602055 

The recalled microwaves, manufactured in Malaysia, were sold in retail stores nationwide from January 2009 through July 2009 for between $180 and $200.

Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled product, and contact Samsung to schedule a free repair.

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.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10031.html.

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