Whirlpool, KitchenAid, and JennAir brand cooktops are being recalled because they can accidentally turn on by themselves.
So far, Whirlpool has received 133 incident reports about cooktops turning on by themselves. Among these incidents, two minor burn injuries were reported and there were four reports of items catching fire. In 14 reports, items around the cooktop were heat damaged after it turned on by itself.There’s a clear risk of burns and potential fires if you have one of the recalled cooktops, so make sure to check yours out. The brand name should be printed on the cooktop, and the model and serial numbers are printed on the underside. Here’s a full list of the model numbers included in the recall(numbers beginning with a “K” are KitchenAid, “W” for Whirlpool, and “J” for JennAir brands):
If you find that you have one of the models included in the recall, you should contact Whirlpool immediately for a free replacement. While you wait for them to install a new one, the company recommends turning the unit off at the circuit breaker when you’re not using it, and to avoid leaving any flammable materials or empty pots, pans, or other cookware on or near the cooktop. You can contact Whirlpool online through their website, or call at 888-900-7897.