Sears Recalls Kenmore Elite Microwave Ovens

Sears Holdings, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, is recalling select Kenmore Elite microwave ovens.

The microwave ovens are being recalled for repair due to incorrect wiring, which causes the microwave’s exterior to reach temperatures exceeding 183 degrees Fahrenheit, posing a burn hazard to the user. No injuries have been reported.

The recall involves about 700 1,000-watt countertop convection microwave ovens manufactured under the Kenmore Elite brand name on April 27, 2017. The manufacturing date of the recalled microwave ovens is identifiable by the first six digits of their serial numbers, each of which begins with the numerals “170427.” The model number of the recalled microwaves is “204.77603610”. The brand name, model number and serial number can be found on the data plate on the back of the microwave ovens. The brand name is printed near the bottom of the door.

The microwaves were sold exclusively at Sears and Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores nationwide from May 2017 through July 2018 for about $350.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled microwave ovens and contact Sears for a free in-home repair.