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Samsung Recalls RV Microwave Ovens
Oct 9, 2003
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Samsung Electronics, in cooperation with the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), announced the recall of nearly 184,000 microwave ovens that were installed in recreational vehicles (RVs) sold in the U.S. during the past 3 years. 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 were advised to unplug the microwaves or leave the microwave door ajar, which will prevent the oven from operating.

Samsung said it is currently working with more than 150 RV manufacturers nationwide to arrange to have the microwave ovens repaired for consumers free of charge. The details of the recall and repair procedures are currently being finalized with these manufacturers. Samsung said it will release complete instructions for consumers will be issued as soon as the details are finalized.

The microwave ovens with parts affected by the recall were built by Samsung between May 2000 and September 2003 and installed in RVs sold between 2001 and 2003.

The affected models include: MR5491G, MR5491G01, MR5492W, MR5494W01, MR5493G, MR5493G01, MR5494W, MR7491G, MR7491G01, MR7492W, MR7492W01, MR7493G, MR7493G01, MR6698WB, MR6699GB, and MR6699SB No other Samsung microwave ovens are involved in this recall.

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