LG Electronics recalls TV stands due to tipping, entrapment hazards
LG Electronics has issued a recall on its 86-inch smart TVs and TV stands due to potential tipping and entrapment hazards.
According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), the TV can become unstable while on the assembled stand posing serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that could result in injury or even death.
Model numbers affected by the recall include 86UQ8000AUB, 86UQ7070ZUD, 86UQ7590PUD, and 86NANO75UQA and the serial numbers affected are 202RM, 203RM, 204RM, 205RM, 206RM, 207RM, or 208RM.
These TVs were sold at Walmart, Best Buy, Costco and other stores across the country, as well as online retailers such as Amazon, between March and September of 2022 for between $1,100 and $1,900 apiece.
LG has received 22 reports of TV stand instability with 12 reports stating the TVs have tipped over. No injuries have been reported at this time.
Consumers who have purchased a recalled product should immediately take the TV off the stand and place it in a safe place away from children.
From there, you can contact LG for instructions on how to inspect the product and obtain replacement screws and parts including help from a technician for a free repair.
If your TV is mounted on the wall, no action is necessary.