More than 10 models of a popular LG Smart TV have been recalled over fears that the unit could catch fire and potentially electrocute users.
Sold at major electronic retailers both nationally and online, the 15 affected models include some 65-inch and 77-inch TVs manufactured between February 2016 and September 2019.
These units were sold at Harvey Norman, The Good Guys, JB Hi-Fi, Bing Lee, Betta and NARTA.
The TVs were sold at JB Hi-Fi stores, among other retailers, nationally and online. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Andrew Henshaw
Product Safety Australia (PSA) told consumers that the risk of serious injury was caused by a fault with the X capacitors in the powerboard.
“(It) can deteriorate and may fail unsafely at the rear of the TV which can cause a flame and exit smoke,” it said.
“Risk of serious injury or electric shock and risk of smoke inhalation or flame to occur.”
Consumers have also been urged to refrain from using liquid to try to extinguish smoke or fire in instances where this may occur due to the risk of electric shock and serious injury.
“(Instead), immediately leave the vicinity of the TV and turn the main power to the property off,” PSA said.
Anyone in possession of an affected unit has been asked to contact LG Electronics Australia on 1800 643 156, whereby a technician can be organised to replace the power board free of charge.
In cases of “irreparable damage”, the TV will be replaced free of charge.
The LG Smart TV 65G6 (2016) was among one of the products recalled. Picture: PSAThe TVs were recalled due to a fault with the powerboard. Picture: PSA
The models affected include:
• 65E6 (2016)
• 65G6 (2016)
• 77G6 (2016)
• 65B7 (2017)
• 65C7 (2017)
• 65E7 (2017)
• 65G7 (2017)
• 65W7 (2017)
• 77W7 (2017)
• 65W8 (2018)
• 77C8 (2018)
• 77W8 (2018)
• 65W9 (2019)
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• 77C9 (2019)
• 77W9 (2019)