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LG recalls 86-inch TVs due to 'serious tip-over hazards'

13 Jan 2023 | Rasmus Larsen |

LG Electronics is recalling approximately 57,000 86-inch LCD TVs, according to a recall alert by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

LG has received 22 reports of TV stand instability, resulting in 12 reports of tip-overs. No injuries have been reported.

- "The TV can become unstable while on the assembled stand, posing serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in injuries or death to children and others," wrote the CPSC. "Consumers using the TV’s supporting stand legs should immediately detach it and place the television in a safe location away from children. Contact LG Electronics for instructions on how to inspect the unit and to obtain replacement screws and stand parts, including help from a technician for a free repair. Consumers who wall-mounted their TVs do not need to stop using their TVs."

For now, the recall covers 52,000 units sold in the US, 1,800 in Canada, and 2,900 in Mexico, but it you live in another country and own one of the affected TVs you should check your installation immediately.


LG 86 recall

Four 86" LCD TV models

It involves four LG Electronics 86-inch LCD TV models: 86UQ8000AUB, 86UQ7070ZUD, 86UQ7590PUD and 86NANO75UQA. The serial number begins with 202RM, 203RM, 204RM, 205RM, 206RM, 207RM or 208RM. Customers can check the serial number by pressing the mute button three times rapidly or on the label on the back of the TV. More information including contact details can be found on cpsc.gov. In a statement to Digital Trends, LG says that it believes the issue is related to "improper installation of the stand":
It has come to LG’s attention that the improper installation of the stand on certain LG 86-inch UHD TV models can create vulnerability in the integrity of the TV’s supporting stand. However, this vulnerability only occurs when the stand is not properly installed.* When the stand is installed exactly as described in the product instructions, and all provided screws are used and properly tightened, this structural failure does not occur. LGE believes the product is not defective and does not present a substantial product hazard or unreasonable risk. Consumer safety is of paramount importance to LG, and despite there being no issue with the product itself, we have been taking steps to proactively inform and offer support to owners of the relevant TV models in order to avoid any risk of damage, either to the TV or the customer’s living environment. As a primary corrective action, LG has offered consumers supplemental instructions (in both written and video formats) on how to conduct a thorough self-inspection to confirm the proper installation of the stand’s elements. Additional measures, such as technician visits and new screws or stand elements, have also been considered according to each situation. * Not using all of the three screws supplied to attach the stand to the TV, or only partially tightening the three screws, can place excessive strain on the area of the stand that connects to the screen. This may cause possible damage to the stand and make the TV unstable when installed.
- Source: CPSC, Digital Trends



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