(WGGB) – A voluntary recall has been issued for over 160,000 LG electric ranges over a potential fire and burn hazard.
LG Electronics of South Korea, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, announced the recall of 161,000
The concern is over the burners on the range. The CPSC says that it appears that the burners can fail to turn off after being switched off and the temperature setting can increase unexpectedly during use, which may post a burn or fire hazard.
“It’s a matter of safety concern for people. We found out cooking fire, kitchen fires are the number one fires in homes,” explains CPSC Representative, Alex Filip.
LG has received 80 reports of this problem so far, and no fires or injuries have been reported.
“The big message I think is understand these cook tops these rangers do have this problem and a variety of products have shown the problem,” says Filip.
The ranges were sold at Best Buy, Sears, and Home Depot locations as well as other regional retailers across the country from January 2006 to June 2010 at price points between $800 and $1,999.
Effected model numbers, which were sold in black, white, and stainless, include:
Consumers should immediately call LG to schedule a free in-home repair. You can reach LG Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. To 7:00 P.M. Central time. You can also visit their website for more information.
If you don’t have your owners manuel head over to the oven and open the storage drawer, you can find the serial number on the side.
Anyone who is experiencing a burner or burners whose heat setting cannot be regulated by the controls or experiencing a burner staying on should stop using the range immediately until it can be fixed.