Do you fill out those product registration cards that come with the appliances you buy? Didn't think so. Every year products get recalled and most of the owners never hear a word because the company responsible has no way of telling them. This list of recalled grills, smokers, and other outdoor cooking equipment is here to get the word out so people with unsafe products can get their products repaired or replaced. These recall notices are arranged starting with the most recent.
This recall affects 18,450 Char-Broil Vertical Gas Smokers sold by Walmart and other retail stores between March 2008 and June 2010 manufactured by Ningbo Spring Communications of China under the Chat-Broil brand name. When placed on the low setting the regulator does not allow sufficient for the smoker's burner to remain lit. This can lead to a build up of unburned gas inside the smoker. If that gas reignites it can cause a fire or explosion. Char-Broil has received fire reports of people being hit by the smoker's door when the gas reignited. Owners of this smoker should discontinued use and contact Char-Broil at (866) 671-7988 for a replacement regulator and instructions on how to install it.
The 4,600 units of the Kuuma IR Stow and Go Grill sold through West Marine stores between January 2009 and August 2009 are recalled to address problems with the connection of the disposable propane tank. The tank may not connect correctly leading to a gas leak that can cause fires from the propane tank. Contact the importer, Eastwind Industries at (866) 995-8862 to receive a new instruction manual and a fuel line cleaning tool.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Sagittarius Sporting Goods of China have announced a safety recall on the Master Forge 5-Burner Gas Grill, model #L3218 sold by Lowes Home Improvement between September 2009 and November 2009. The rubber gas line may come in contact with the Grill's firebox causing it to melt. This can lead to a fire. Two cases have been reported though no property damage or injuries have been caused so far.
If you own this grill you are advised to discontinued use immediately and contact Sagittarius Sporting Goods at (800) 444-6742 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday for a free repair kit. This grill is imported by LG Sourcing, Inc. of North Wilkesboro, N.C. 10,000 units are affected by this recall.
This is a complete recall of 5,600 Cook's Outdoor BBQ Grills sold through JC Penny Stores between February 2009 and September 2009. The drip pan of this grill does not allow for adequate drainage that can lead to uncontrollable grease fires. Eleven instances have been reported. Since this is a complete recall you are entitled to a full refund of the purchase price. To receive this refund you must remove the gas hose and regulator and return it to any JC Penny's customer service desk. For additional information call (888) 333-6063.
This is one of the largest gas grill recalls in history affecting 663,000 Perfect Flame Gas Grills made by Jiangxin Innovations in China for Lowes Stores in the United States and Canada and sold between September 2005 and May 2009. The inferior burners in this grill can easily and quickly deteriorate causing uneven flames. In some models the lid, made with an aluminum/magnesium alloy can catch fire. Forty fires have been reported as well as several injuries. If you own this grill call (888) 840-9590 for replacement burners and possibly a replacement hood. You will be expected to make the repairs yourself.