CPSC Recall: LG Electronics Electric Ranges Recalled for Fire/Burn Hazards

11/20/2012 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley // (press release)

New York, NY — The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and LG Electronics have voluntarily recalled about 161,000 LG Electric Ranges for burn and fire hazards the defective product poses to consumers. The CPSC announced the nationwide product recall on Nov. 8, 2012.

The product recall was issued after discovering that the burners on the electric ranges can fail to turn off after being turned off and the temperature setting can increase unexpectedly during use, which poses a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

“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,” the CPSC reported.

Consumers whose burner heat setting cannot be managed by using the controls, or those who have problems with the cooktop staying turned on are advised to stop using the range until repairs have been made.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers are advised to 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.

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