LG has received 22 cases of tipped-over TVs in its 86-inch UQ range. As a result, the company has announced a mass recall of over 56,000 units sold worldwide. According to the reports, the TV can become unstable when assembled using the legs that come with the display in the box. LG claims these legs pose “serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in injuries or death to children and others”.
Keep in mind that this issue is related to LG’s massive 86-inch TV range. As a result, the large display and heavy structure are a safety hazard to have around the house. Especially with small children around.
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The issues are related to four 86-inch TV models at the moment. These include the 86UQ8000AUB, 86UQ7070ZUD, 86UQ7590PUD, and 86NANO75UQA.
In South Africa, there are only two 86-inch LG TVs on the market. These include the 86NANO85VPA and 86UQ9000LC models.
At the moment the recall doesn’t seem to affect the local models. However, LG does urge users to check their serial numbers to ensure their TV isn’t impacted by the recall. You can check both the serial number and model on the back of your TV. You can also check your serial number by pressing the mute button three times in a row.
The recalled TV serial numbers begin with 202RM, 203RM, 204RM, 205RM, 206RM, 207RM, or 208RM.
LG also says that users who have mounted their TVs won’t have to worry about this recall. This is due to the TV stand legs being the issue. LG will arrange new stand legs and screws for those affected by the TV and urges customers to remove the TV from their unit in the meantime.
The company wasn’t clear on how the TVs tip over by themselves. It is a bit concerning considering all 86-inch models the company produce use the same legs. Perhaps these specific models had issues with how secure the legs were in the unit.
Source: US Recalls