LG Recalls Electric Stoves Due to Fire Hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) has announced a recall of approximately 160,000 LG Electric Ranges.

The ranges, manufactured by LG Electronics Inc., have burners that can fail to turn off after being switched off. There have also been reported issues where the temperature setting can increase unexpectedly during use, posing burn and fire hazards to consumers. There have been 80 reports of incidents involving burners failing to turn off or the temperature setting increasing unexpectedly during use.

The electric ranges were sold in black, white and stainless steel and with a smooth black ceramic glass top cooking surface. For a complete list of model and serial numbers visit the CPSC website here.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled electric range until it is repaired.