LG Electronics Inc. has announced the recall of a number of their Electric Ranges because of a defect that allows them to continue to heat up after they have been switched off, reports PRNewswire.com.
Around 161,000 of the Electrical Ranges, manufactured in South Korea and Mexico, and sold at Best Buy, Home Depot, Sears, and other appliance stores across the U.S. between January 2007 and June 2010 for a price between $800 and $1999, have been recalled because of their failure to power down after being switched off. Further, the temperature can increase unexpectedly during use, leading to burn and fire hazards to the consumer.
For a complete list of the recalled model numbers, click here.
Consumers who own one of these defective products should contact LG immediately to schedule an in-home repair, free of charge. Those who have experienced the problems described above should stop using the product until an in-home repair has been carried out. Consumers can call LG toll free at (855) 400-4638, or visit them online at www.LG.com/us.
There have been 80 reports of defective Electric Ranges failing to power down or increasing in temperature during use, but there have been no reported injuries or fires as a result.