LG Electronics Inc. is recalling about 161,000 electric ranges.
LG has received 80 reports about burners failing to turn off or the temperature setting increasing unexpectedly during use, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement. No fires or injuries have been reported.
The recalled ranges involve models LRE30451, LRE30453, LRE30755, LRE30757, and LRE30955ST. They were sold in black, white, and stainless steel and with a smooth black ceramic glass top cooking surface.
The recalled ranges have serial numbers starting 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 and serial numbers can be found on a label that can be seen by opening the storage drawer at the base of the unit. The electric ranges are about 47½ inches tall to the top of the backguard, 29 inches wide, and 28 inches deep.
Manufactured in South Korea and Mexico, the ranges were sold at: Best Buy, Home Depot, Sears, and regional appliance retailers nationwide from January 2006 to June 2010. The cost was between $800 and $1,999.
Consumers should immediately contact LG to schedule a free in-home repair, LG and the commission advise. Consumers whose burner heat setting can’t 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’s repaired.
For more information, call 855-400-4638 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, or go to www.LG.com/us and click on Public Notices in the Customer Services section.
For details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.