If you own an 86 inch LG TV, you should take a look at the serial number. Just be careful not to knock this thing over — over 50,000 of these TVs have been recalled for tipping and falling hazards. It seems the included stands aren’t strong enough to hold a £100 screen.
A CPSC recall notice states that certain LG 86-inch TVs can fall over, posing a serious safety hazard to children and adults. DigitalTrends says there have been at least 12 cases of tipping over, although there have been no reports of injuries. (This recall also applies to Mexico and Canada, where only a few thousand of these TVs were sold.)
So check the back of your LG 86″ TV to see if its serial number starts with the following digits: 202RM, 203RM, 204RM, 205RM, 206RM, 207RM or 208RM. This number is located on the right side of the rear TV. You can also triple-tap (very quickly) the mute button on your remote to see the serial number on the screen, although this only works with the original remote.
For what it’s worth, LG doesn’t think its TV stands are defective. The company says that “this vulnerability only occurs when the stand is not properly installed.” But LG is honoring this recall and will support customers who are guided through a self-inspection or offer a visit by a technician.
If your 82 inch LG TV is wall mounted, you don’t have to worry. But I suggest writing a note and sticking it on the back of your TV if you ever decide to take it off. That way you will remember that it was recalled.
Source: CPSC via DigitalTrends
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