LG Electric Ranges recalled for Repair

Model number LRE30451 being recalled - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of around 161,000 LG electric ranges because the top burners may fail to turn off or increase temperature without warning. The recalled standalone ranges need to be repaired.

LG Electronics, Inc. has received 80 reports of the stove-top burners not turning off. Some reports involved the temperature setting, which increased without warning when it was being used. No reports of fires or personal injuries were received.

The electric ranges were sold at Best Buy, Home Depot, Sears, and other appliance retailers across the United States between January 2006 and June 2010. The ranges cost between $800 and $1,999, depending on the model.

The models being recalled are LRE30451, LRE30453, LRE30755, LRE30757, and LRE30955ST. The LG ranges came in white, black, and stainless steel finishes. They all had a smooth ceramic glass top cooking surface. The recalled ranges have a serial number with the first three digits beginning with one of the following: 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 number and the serial number are found by opening the bottom storage drawer area.

Consumers who have the recalled range should contact LG to schedule a free in-home repair. If a consumer has a problem with the uncontrolled burner heat or if the burners remain on, they are instructed to not use the range until it has been repaired.

Consumers can contact LG toll-free at t (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. More information is also posted at the company’s website at http://www.lg.com/us/public-notices/general/lg-electronics-recalls-electric-ranges.

By: N Wilson

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