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LG recalls 161,000 electric ranges

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and LG Electronics are voluntary recalling around 161,000 electric ranges, manufactured in South Korea and Mexico, and sold at Best Buy, Home Depot, Sears and regional appliance retailers nationwide from January 2006 to June 2010 for between $800 and $2,000.

If you have LG electric range, the potential burn and fire hazards are,
- burners can fail to turn off after being switched off
- the temperature setting can increase unexpectedly during use

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.

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. More information is here.

Posted in Appliance Recalls at November 9, 2012 8:12 PM

 
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