The U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) this week announced the recall of nearly 200,000 gas grills and electric ranges sold at national retailers because they pose a burn injury risk to consumers. If you were injured or a loved one was killed as a result of a defective consumer product, the Mobile, Alabama, product liability attorneys at Long & Long are ready to help you and your family pursue the financial compensation you need and sense of justice you deserve. LG Electronics is recalling about 161,000 electric ranges sold at Best Buy, Home Depot, Sears and other regional appliance stores between January 2006 and June 2010. The recall affects electric ranges with the following model numbers:
The serial numbers with these models are available on the CPSC LG Electronics recall page. The burners on these stoves can fail to turn off even after being switched to the “off” position; the temperature settings on these ranges can also rise unexpectedly during use. Although there have been no reports of injuries yet, the ranges pose a fire and burn risk to consumers. Guangdong Vanward Electric Co. is recalling approximately 37,000 Master Forge gas grills with the model number GD4825 sold at Lowe’s stores across the country between November 2011 and May 2012. The grills are equipped with a connection hose that links the gas tanks and regulators to the burner controls; if this hose is not correctly installed, it can touch the burner box and result in the hose melting and rupturing during use. Although no injuries have been reported, the product poses a fire burn hazard. If you were injured or a family member was killed due to a defective product, please contact Long & Long for your free case consultation.