Whirlpool, KitchenAid, and JennAir Glass Cooktops Are Being Recalled

There are 133 reports of Whirlpool glass cooktops causing fire and heat damage.

Whirlpool Recall Glass Cooktop - KitchenAid, JennAir Glass Cooktops Recalled
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  • On August 28, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled more than 26,000 glass cooktops from Whirlpool, KitchenAid, and JennAir.
  • To check if your glass cooktop is affected by the recall, you must first locate the model and serial numbers.
  • Whirlpool is offering installation of a replacement glass cooktop free of charge.

    On Wednesday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled more than 26,000 glass cooktops after discovering they can turn on by themselves.

    If you own a Whirlpool, KitchenAid, or JennAir brand glass cooktop with touch controls, your appliance may pose a burn and fire hazard. More specifically, the affected glass cooktops were manufactured from December 2016 through July 2019 and sold at Lowe’s, Home Depot, Best Buy, among other stores, from March 2017 through August 2019.

    To check if your glass cooktop is affected by the recall, find the model and serial number on the underside of it. And if you can’t locate the tag, your registration card also has the numbers listed. Once you have this information, input the numbers here or reference this list.

    Unlike traditional gas cooktops, which have visible flames, the surface of glass cooktops simply heats up, making the malfunctioning appliances especially dangerous if you’re moving around the area without realizing it’s on.

    Whirlpool shared that it has received 133 reports of cooktops turning on by themselves with 14 reports of fire or heat damage. There have also been two reported cases of minor burn injuries. The appliance company is offering installation of a replacement glass cooktop free of charge, and it's encouraging customers to turn off the cooktops at the circuit breaker.

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