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.
Connecticut based company Legrand Wiremold has recalled a number of their Under Cabinet Power and Lighting four outlet power strips because of a possible electrical shock risk, reports PRNewswire.com.
Around 14,200 of the power strips, manufactured in China and sold at True Value Hardware, Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Do it Best, Sutherland, and online at Amazon.com from February 2011 to August 2012 for around $40, have been recalled because of a defect that caused the electrical wires to be reversed on the receptacles of the power strips, posing a shock risk to consumers.
For complete information on the recalled products, including model numbers and product descriptions, click here.
There has been one reported incident of an electrical shock to a consumer, but there have been no injuries.
If you own one of these defective products, you should stop its use immediately and return it to Legrand Wiremold for a replacement, free of charge. You can call Legrand Wiremold at (800) 617-1768 or visit them online at www.legrand.us.
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