When the United States Product Safety Commission sends the word out about a faulty appliance it is something worth listening to.

Imagine leaving the house and coming home and your stovetop is burning hot. It's not a trick to keep your cat from jumping up on the counter. If you have a whirlpool glass cooktop stove you'll want to follow the links here to the information about the recall on this product.

According to the commission over 26,000 of these are in homes across the country right now. The recall is due to the cooktops turning on by themselves which could lead to a serious burn or injury.

According to the press release, the folks at Whirlpool are ready to help you figure out if you have one of the defective units. Call them up and they'll walk you through getting this replaced. Toll-free 888-900-7867 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can also go online at repair.whirlpoolcorp.com. You can also visit either www.whirlpool.comwww.kitchenaid.com, or www.jennair.com. The "recall information" link is at the bottom of the page.