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More than 26,000 glass cooktops are being recalled because they can turn on by themselves

Posted: 11:16 AM, Aug 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-29 11:41:30-04
More than 26,000 glass cooktops are being recalled because they can turn on by themselves

More than 26,000 glass cooktops are being recalled because they can turn themselves on, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a news release.

The cooktops pose a burn and fire hazard.

According to the recall, the cooktop surface elements can turn on by themselves. There have been 133 reports so far related to the recall. Of those incidents, 14 reported heat damage to nearby items and four reported items catching on fire, including one report of property damage. Two minor burn injuries have also been reported.

"This recall involves cooktops with a glass cooking surface, touch controls, radiant and downdraft radiant models sold under the Whirlpool, KitchenAid and JennAir brands," the release states.

The cooktops were sold at Lowe’s, The Home Depot, Best Buy, other stores and online from March 2017 through August 2019 for between $1,150 and $2,500.

The brand name is printed on the cooktop and the model number and serial numbers are printed on the underside of the cooktop.

The following model numbers are included in the recall:

Model Numbers
Radiant Model Numbers Begin With:
KCES950HSS
KCES950HBL
KCES956HSS
KCES956HBL
WCE97US0HS
WCE97US0HB
WCE97US6HS
WCE97US6HB
JEC4430HS
JEC4430HB
JEC4536HS
JEC4536HB
JEC4424HB

Downdraft Radiant Model Numbers Begin With:
JED4430GB
JED4536GB
JED4430GS
JED4536GS

If you have one of these recalled cooktops in your home, immediately contact Whirlpool for a free installation of a replacement cooktop and turn off the unit at the circuit breaker. Do not leave flammable materials or empty cookware on or near the cooktop.