On November 5, 2009, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Samsung Electronics America Inc. announced a voluntary recall of approximately 43,000 Samsung over-the-range microwave ovens, citing a potential shock hazard. The microwave ovens have an installation bolt that could come in contact with an electrical component inside the unit, leading to shock if the device is plugged into an ungrounded outlet.
The recall affects all Samsung 1000-watt over-the-range microwave ovens with the following model and serial numbers:
The recalled microwaves were sold in retail stores nationwide from January 2009 through July 2009. Consumers are advised to immediately unplug the appliance and contact Samsung at 888-402-6974 to schedule a free repair.