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Over-the-Range Microwaves Recalled by Samsung™ Due to Shock Hazard

June 7, 2010

On November 5, 2009 Samsung™ Electronics America Inc., of Ridgefield Park, N.J. recalled approximately 43,000 over-the-range microwave ovens. The reason for the recall is 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 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 xxxxxxxS5xxxxxx
Some products produced in June were also affected: From serial number To serial number
SMH9151B xxxxxxOS600001
SMH9151S xxxxxxTS600001 xxxxxxTS601386
SMH9151ST xxxxxxTS600001 xxxxxxTS600330
SMH9151STE xxxxxxTS600001 xxxxxxTS600330
SMH9151W xxxxxxOS600001

These units were sold at retail stores nationwide from January 2009 through July 2009 for between $180 and $200. They were manufactured in Malaysia.

You 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 their web site at www.samsung.com/otrrecall

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