What Do I Need To Know About The Recall Notice For Samsung RV Microwave Ovens?

In cooperation with the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Samsung announced the recall of nearly 184,000 microwave ovens that were installed in recreational vehicles (RVs) sold in the US, for microwaves manufactured during May 1, 2000 - September 30, 2003. Samsung has determined that some of these microwave ovens may present a safety hazard due to a defective part that may cause them to begin operation unassisted and result in smoke or fire. Samsung will repair the ovens free of charge for consumers. In the meantime, consumers who own RVs with the affected ovens should unplug the microwaves. If that is not possible, leave the microwave door ajar, which will prevent the oven from operating. As a general safety precaution, consumers should never store items in microwave ovens or leave items in the ovens after use. Samsung is currently working with more than 150 RV manufacturers nationwide to arrange to have the microwave ovens repaired for consumers free of charge. Repairs will be handled by Authorized Service Centers. Customers may remove the Oven and carry it into an Authorized Service Center, or, tow/drive the RV to the Service Center for onsite service. Service arrangements and more information may be obtained as follows: • 1-800-726-7864 Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM and 9:00 PM EST • E-mail: mworecall@sea.samsung.com • Fax: 1-973-556-1525 Important: Please include your name, address, model number, and serial number in the body of the email or fax. Samsung is dedicated to creating superior products and offering exceptional customer service. Samsung's top priority is consumer satisfaction and safety, and we are committed to taking all appropriate actions to address and resolve this issue as expediently as possible. The models included in the recall are: MR1031WB, MR1032BB, MR1033SB, MR1351WB, MR1352BB. These microwave ovens were built by Samsung between May 2002 and July 2003 and installed in RVs sold during that time frame. Models of microwave oven affected by an earlier recall notice include: MR5491G, MR5491G01, MR5492W, MR5494W01, MR5493G, MR5493G01, MR5494W, MR7491G, MR7491G01, MR7492W, MR7492W01, MR7493G, MR7493G01, MR6698WB, MR6699GB, and MR6699SB. Consumers can locate the model number and manufacture date of their oven on the inside of the microwave oven door.

    Microwave oven models MR1031UWC, MR1031CWC, MR1032UBC, MR1032CBC as well as MR1351WB manufactured after May 2003 and MR1352WB manufactured after August 2003 are not included in this recall. No other Samsung microwave ovens are involved in this recall.  

    For more information, consumers should contact the Samsung Customer Care Center at 1-800-Samsung (1-800-726-7864). Consumers may also visit the NHTSA website.    LEARN MORE

    The NHTSA campaign number is 03E044000. The expansion is listed at 04-E-031.  

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