Several Brands Of Electric Radiant Heat Cooktops Recalled Due To Potential Fire Hazard

Health Canada has issued a recall on thousands of radiant heat cooktops because of a potential fire hazard. A release from the federal agency says the heating elements on the cooktops may energize without any user input. You read correctly… they can turn themselves on!

The recall affects approximately 3,000 products in Canada, produced by the Tennessee-based Whirlpool Corporation under the Whirlpool, KitchenAid and JennAir brands. Health Canada says no injuries have been reported in this country. The affected products were sold between March 2017 and August 2019.

In the U.S., where more than 20,000 of the affected units were sold, two people have reported suffering minor burns.

Anyone who owns one of the products is advised to immediately contact Whirlpool for a free replacement. Here’s a link to the Health Canada webpage:

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