LG Electronics Recalls Electric Ranges Due to Burn and Fire Hazards

     LG Electronics Recalls Electric Ranges Due to Burn and Fire Hazards

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2012

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop
using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise
instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer
product.

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Recall Summary

Name of product: LG Electric Ranges

Hazard: Burners on the electric ranges can fail to turn off after being
switched off and the temperature setting can increase unexpectedly during use,
posing burn and fire hazards to consumers.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact LG to schedule a free in-home
repair. Consumers whose burner heat setting cannot be regulated by using the
controls or who experience problems with a cooktop burner remaining on, should
immediately stop using the recalled electric range until it is repaired.

Consumer Contact: LG; toll-free at (855) 400-4638, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT
Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, or www.LG.com/us
and click on Public Notices in the Customer Services section for more
information.

Photos are available at:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13031.html

Recall Details

Units: About 161,000

Description: The recalled ranges involve models LRE30451, LRE30453, LRE30755,
LRE30757, and LRE30955ST. They were sold in black, white and stainless steel
and with a smooth black ceramic glass top cooking surface. The recalled ranges
have serial numbers starting with 512, 601, 602, 603, 604, 605, 606, 607, 608,
609, 610, 611, 612, 701, 702, 703, 704, 705, 706, 707, 708, 709, 710, 711,
712, 801, 802, 803, 804, 805, 806, 807, 808, 809, 810, 901, 902, 903, 904,
905, and 906. The model and serial numbers can be found on a label that can be
seen by opening the storage drawer at the base of the unit. The electric
ranges are about 47 1/2 inches tall to the top of the backguard, 29 inches
wide and 28 inches deep.

Incidents/Injuries: LG has received 80 reports of incidents involving burners
failing to turn off or the temperature setting increasing unexpectedly during
use. No fires or injuries have been reported.

Sold at: Best Buy, Home Depot, Sears, and regional appliance retailers
nationwide from January 2006 to June 2010 for between $800 and $1999.

Manufacturer: LG Electronics Inc., of South Korea

Manufactured in: South Korea and Mexico

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in
receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this
product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please
tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

Media Contact
Please use the numbers below for all media requests:

Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Use this toll-free number for any questions about a recall:
(800) 638-2772, (TTY) 301 595-7054 for hearing impaired
Times: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime.
Hotline can be used to get product safety and other agency information and to
report unsafe products.

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury
or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under
the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer
product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is
committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire,
electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety
of consumer products—such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and
household chemicals—contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and
injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any
other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to:
SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at
(301) 595-7054 for the hearing and speech impaired. Consumers can obtain this
news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free
e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Website: http://www.cpsc.gov
 
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