LG Electronics issued a recall for four 86-inch free-standing smart TVs that can potentially cause harm due to tip-over issues.
This recall involves four LG Electronics 86-inch smart TV models with model numbers 86UQ8000AUB, 86UQ7070ZUD, 86UQ7590PUD, and 86NANO75UQA. The TVs (not including the stands) are 86-inches diagonally, 43.5-inches high, 76-inches wide, and 2.4-inches deep and weigh approximately 100 pounds.
The serial number of the recalled product begins with 202RM, 203RM, 204RM, 205RM, 206RM, 207RM, or 208RM and is located at the bottom right of the back of the TV, along with the model number. Consumers can also check the serial number by pressing the mute button, three times rapidly, on the original LG remote control provided with their TV.
The televisions were sold at Walmart, Best Buy, Costco, and other stores nationwide and as well as online sites such as Amazon.com from March 2022 through September 2022 for $1,100 and $1,900.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, around 52,000 were sold with 1,800 being sold in Canada and about 2,900 sold in Mexico.
Consumers are urged to remove the supporting stand legs and place the TV in a safe location away from children. They can also 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.
If the TV is mounted to a wall, consumers do not need to stop using it.
LG received 22 reports of TV stand instability, resulting in 12 reports of tip-overs. No injuries have been reported.