Samsung Issues Microwave Recall

Samsung, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has issued a voluntary recall of select models of Samsung over-the-range microwave ovens. According to CPSC the recall has been issued because 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. The company has had no reported injuries.
The recall effects all SMH91951 models produced from January through May 2009. Some products produced in June were also affected. According to CPSC, these include serial numbers SMH9151B, SMH9151S, SMH9151ST, SMH9151STE and SMH9151W. Approximately 43,000 units are affected by the recall. The units were sold in retail stores nationwide from January 2009 through July 2009 for between $180 and $200. Consumers are being instructed to contact Samsung for repairs.