Burner Problems Prompts Recall Of 161,000 Electric LG Stoves/Ranges

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Washington-- Thousands of kitchens have ranges that pose a danger to them and their family.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with LG Electronics have issued a voluntary recall of 161,000 electric ranges.  

The recall was prompted after reports of burners on the electric ranges failing to turn off after being switched off. There are also reports that 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.

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 47½ inches tall to the top of the backguard, 29 inches wide and 28 inches deep.

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

Consumers with those recalled stoves are asked to 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.

If you have one of those ranges you should call: LG; toll-free at (855) 400-4638 or click on LG.

CPSC/LG Electronics

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