Electric Ranges, Gas Grills Sold Nationwide Recalled due to Fire, Burn Hazards
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), about 37,000 Master Forge gas grills sold at Lowe’s stores and approximately 161,000 LG electric ranges sold at a number of national retailers are being recalled because they pose a fire hazard and burn risk to consumers.
If you suffered injury due to a faulty stove or gas grill, or other defective consumer product, an experienced product liability attorney near you can review the circumstances of your case and may be able to help you pursue financial compensation for medical costs and other resulting damages.
The LG Electronics recall affects electric ranges with the model numbers:
The serial numbers associated with these models can be found on the CPSC recall web page. These stoves were sold at Best Buy, Home Depot, Sears and other appliance retailers between January 2006 and June 2010.
Burners on these ranges can fail to shut off despite being in the off position, and the temperature setting can increase unexpectedly during use. So far, there have been 80 reports of incidents, although there have been no associated fires or injuries reported.
Also this week, Guangdong Vanward Electric Co. announced the recall of Master Forge gas grills with the model number GD4825. These grills were sold in Lowe’s stores nationwide from November 2011 through May 2012.
These four-burner gas grills feature a connection hose that links the gas tank and regulator to the burner control; if not properly installed, this hose can contact the burner box, causing the hose to melt and rupture while the grill is in use and posing a fire and burn risk.
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