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LG Electronics Recalls 161,000 Electric Ranges Due to Fire Hazard

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and LG Electronics have announced a voluntary recall of 161,000 electric ranges due to a fire and burn hazard. The electric ranges 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 the burners failing to turn off; fortunately none has resulted in injury to date.

The electric ranges bear the model numbers LRE30451, LRE30453, LRE30755, LRE30757, and LRE30955ST. The ranges were sold by BestBuy, Home Depot, Sears and other appliance retailers throughout the country for between $800 and $1900, from January 2006 to June 2010. Manufactured in Mexico and South Korea, the ranges were sold in black, white and stainless, with ceramic cook tops. They bore serial numbers beginning 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 numbers and serial numbers can be located by opening the storage drawer at the base of the stove.

Consumers should immediately stop using their LG electric range and contact LG by calling their toll-free number, (855) 400-4638, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, to arrange for a free repair. Consumers may also visit the company’s website www.LG.com/us and click on Public Notices in the Customer Services section for more information.

To view photos of the LG electric range being recalled, please visit the CPSC website: