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LG issues recall for 86 inch Smart TVs over tipping hazard

Over 52,000 TVs are affected

LG has issued a recall notice for its 86-inch model TVs with the following model numbers: 86UQ8000AUB, 86UQ7070ZUD, 86UQ7590PUD, and 86NANO75UQA. The TVs are being recalled due to instability issues, with the included stands being liable to cause the display to tip over. The recall should affect about 52,000 devices in the U.S. alone. TVs that are affected were sold between March 2022 and September 2022 online as well as brick-and-mortar stores through Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and Costco.

According to the recall notice, “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.”

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LG goes on to state “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.”

In addition, in a statement to Digital Trends, LG stated “LGE believes the product is not defective and does not present a substantial product hazard or unreasonable risk… 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.”

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