WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- LG Electronics is recalling about 161,000 of its electric ranges over fire and burn concerns.
Safety officials say burners on the electric ranges can fail to turn off after being switched off and the temperature setting can increase unexpectedly during use, posing burn and fire hazards to consumers.
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.
Click here to see the models involved in this recall.
The ranges were sold at Best Buy, Home Depot, Sears, and regional appliance retailers nationwide from January 2006 to June 2010.
If you own a recalled range, 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. For more information, contact LG by phone at 1-855-400-4638 or visit their website.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WKOW. All Rights Reserved.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Anna Engelhart at 608-661-2767. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at email@example.com.