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- LG Electronics has issued a recall for 52,000 TVs bought between March and September 2022.
- The US Client Product Security Fee (CPSC) says the recalled TVs current a severe tip-over and entrapment hazard.
- The issue seems to stem from the stands used for the TVs.
In case you personal an LG TV, it’s possible you’ll need to examine what mannequin you’ve gotten. A recall discover has been issued that impacts as much as 52,000 LG TVs that have been bought between March and September 2022.
LG Electronics has recalled 4 fashions of its 86-inch TVs. The US Client Product Security Fee (CPSC) recall discover says explains that the recall is because of the TVs presenting a severe tip-over and entrapment hazard.
The affected TVs carry the mannequin numbers 86NANO75UQA, 86UQ7070ZUD, 86UQ7590PUD, and 86NANO75UQA. It’s also possible to examine the serial quantity which begins with 202RM, 203RM, 204RM, 205RM, 206RM, 207RM, or 208RM.
In line with Digital Developments, there have been 12 reported circumstances of tip-overs. Fortuitously, not one of the reported circumstances have resulted in damage or dying.
It seems that there’s nothing faulty in regards to the TVs on their very own, however reasonably the stands used to help them. The TVs, which weigh about 100 kilos, can put an excessive amount of stress on the stands and trigger harm.
Nonetheless, LG doesn’t consider its TVs and stands are faulty. In a press release offered to Digital Developments, LG says:
It has come to LG’s consideration that the improper set up of the stand on sure LG 86-inch UHD TV fashions can create vulnerability within the integrity of the TV’s supporting stand. Nonetheless, this vulnerability solely happens when the stand is just not correctly put in. When the stand is put in precisely as described within the product directions, and all offered screws are used and correctly tightened, this structural failure doesn’t happen.
Because it’s the stands which are in query on this state of affairs, anybody who has their TV mounted gained’t have to any motion. For these utilizing stands, the CPSC recommends detaching the legs and putting the TV in a secure place away from kids.
Included in its assertion, LG says it’s providing help to house owners:
As a main corrective motion, LG has supplied customers supplemental directions (in each written and video codecs) on find out how to conduct a radical self-inspection to verify the correct set up of the stand’s parts. Further measures, corresponding to technician visits and new screws or stand parts, have additionally been thought-about in response to every state of affairs.
Whereas the recall covers the 52,000 affected fashions within the US, it doesn’t cowl the two,900 items bought in Mexico or the 1,800 items bought in Canada.