LG TV Safety Recall: What You Need To Know

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that it is recalling certain models of LG televisions due to a safety issue. No injuries have been reported so far, though there have been 22 complaints of instability and 12 reports of TV tipovers.

According to the manufacturer, affected 86-inch LG smart TVs can become unstable while on the assembled stand, which causes tip-over and entrapment hazards that could potentially cause injuries or death to children. These TVs were sold via Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart and Costco, both online and in-store, from March through Sept. 2022.

Over 52,000 units are affected in the United States. The recall only involves the 86-inch LG smart TV versions with the following model numbers:

  • 86UQ8000AUB
  • 86UQ7070ZUD
  • 86UQ7590PUD
  • 86NANO75UQA

The model number is located on the back of the television, along with the serial numbers. The television units that are part of the recall will have serial numbers that begin with 202RM, 203RM, 204RM, 205RM, 206RM, 207RM or 208RM. If you can't access the back of your TV, you can also see your serial number by pressing the mute button three times quickly on the original LG remote.

What to do if your LG TV is affected

LG recommends that you immediately take down your TV, detach the accompanying stand, and keep it in a safe place away from children. Then, get in contact with LG Electronics. You can text "STAND" to 256-888-9977, visit www.lgecares.com/tvstand, or call them at 1-800-243-0000, seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET to begin the recall process or get more information.

Top-rated smart TVs for sale online

If you're interested in buying another big-screen smart television, we've found multiple big screen options that aren't currently affected by the safety recall, and they're around the same size as the 86-inch LG televisions. They're highly rated top-sellers that are beloved by consumers.

85" Samsung 'The Frame' smart TV

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Samsung's "The Frame" QLED 4K TV is unique. It has an anti-reflection matte display, promises 100% color volume with quantum dot technology, can look like an actual picture frame while mounted, When you're not watching television, it becomes your personal art exhibit while in art mode, displaying hundreds of beautiful artworks on its 85-inch screen. Plus, you can add on professional TV mounting for an extra charge, ensuring that your television is installed and mounted correctly.

85" Samsung 'The Frame' QLED 4K smart TV, $4,300

$4,300 at Samsung

Not ready to commit to 85 inches of big-screen TV? Samsung offers "The Frame" in smaller, more affordable sizes as well.

85" Samsung Class Crystal smart TV

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Less expensive than "The Frame" is Samsung's Class Crystal smart TV. The smart TV is powered by Tizen with Alexa and Bixby built right in. It supports your favorite apps, like Amazon Prime, Hulu, and Netflix. The HDR display is even better than HDTV, and a 75-inch model is currently under $1000 on Amazon. You can also add on professional mounting services with your purchase.

85" Samsung Class Crystal TU-8000 series smart TV, $1,438

$1,438 at Amazon

Smaller versions of the Samsung Class Crystal smart TVs are even more affordable. Get the ones below -- they're all under $1,000.

85"  Sony Bravia XR smart TV  

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The Sony Bravia XR is hand-picked by Amazon as one of its top-rated smart TVs. Equipped with Google, Dolby Vision and exclusive features for the Playstation 5, this big-screen smart television is a gamer's dream, and also comes with expert wall mounting available. It's currently available in three different sizes.

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Here's what one reviewer wrote: "I purchased a Sony Bravia TV about 10 years ago and still works without any issue. I had purchased a different competitor brand TV for a different room about four years ago and it went bad last week; half the screen went black. I decided to purchase another Bravia Sony TV since I know it's worth it. The picture quality features are even better. I'm very pleased with it. Highly recommend it."

85" Sony Bravia XR full array LED smart TV, $1,968

$1,968 at Amazon

65" Sony Bravia XR full array LED smart TV, $988 (down from $1,500)

$988 at Amazon

55" Sony Bravia XR full array LED smart TV, $888 (down from $1,300)

$888 at Amazon

Other budget-priced smart TVs with Roku from Walmart

There are great smart televisions available at every price point, and Walmart has top savings on Roku smart TVs on sale now. Here are the best deals we've found so far.