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Recalls of Outdoor Cooking Products

Make sure your outdoor cooking equipment hasn't been recalled


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.

1. Char-Broil Patio Bistro Infrared Gas Grill Model# 11601558

Char-Broil Patio Bistro Gas Grill
Char-Broil LLC.
This recall affects both the full size and table top version of the 70,000 gas powered patio bistro grills sold from September 2010 to June 2013 at a wide range of stores including Home Depot, Target, and Amazon. The problem is that the flame can spontaneously go out and be reignited by turning the control valve to off. There have been 26 reports of this occurring including injuries. Owners are told to discontinue use and contact Char-Broil for a repair kit. Call Char-Broil toll free at (866) 671-7988 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Saturday, or visit their website (Charbroil.com) for more information.

2. Masterbuilt Electric Smokehoue Smoker

Masterbuilt 40-inch Electric Smokehouse Smoker
Masterbuilt Manufacturing Inc.
Failure to properly place the wood chip tray in this smoker can cause the wood chips to catch fire which can blow the door open suddenly. There have been six reported cases of this happening with no reported injuries. This recall affects models 20070312 and 20070512 sold at Bas Pro Shops and Cabela's between May and August of 2012. Owners of this smoker are asked to stop using it immediately and contact Masterbuilt for a repair kit. Masterbuilt can be contacted at (800) 489-1581 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.masterbuilt.com.

3. Master Forge 4-Burner Model# GD4825

Master Forge 4-Burner Gas Grill Model# GD4825
LG Sourcing LLC.
Improper assembly of this gas grill manufactured in China by Guangdong Vanward Electric Co., can put the main fuel line in contact with the firebox of the grill leading to a fire hazard. Of the 37,000 grills sold in the United States by Lowe's Home Improvement Stores between November 2011 and May 2012, there have been two reports of fuel lines melting and rupturing. Owners of this grill are advised to discontinue us and inspect the gas fuel line. This hose should run outside of the grill cabinet and pass through a small hole to connect to the fuel tank. Contact Guangdong Vanward Electric Company at 1-888-584-3648 between 8 AM through 6 PM EST, Monday through Thursday, Fridays, 8 AM through 5 PM EST for additional information and an updated warning label showing proper assembly.

4. STOK Island and Quattro Gas Grills

Stok 4-Burner Gas Grill Model# SGP4330SB
Stok Grills
The Consumer Product Safety Commission, Health Canada, and One World Technologies have issued this recall concerning leaking gas regulators on the STOK Island and STOK Quattro Gas Grills. There have been 569 reports of propane leaking from these faulty regulators which can cause an uncontrollable fire underneath the grill. Owners are asked to stop using their grill immediately and Contact One World Technologies at (800) 867-9624 between 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday for a replacement regulator. This recall affects 87,600 STOK gas grills sold at Home Depot US and Canada stores and Direct Tools Factory Outlet stores between March 2011 and February 2012.

5. O-Grill Portable Gas Grill

O-Grill 3000 Portable Gas Grill
Uni-O Industries Corporation
The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Uni-O Industries have announced a recall of 4,530 portable gas grills sold at various retail outlets between November 2008 and December 2010. The regulator on this grill can leak causing fires. There have been 10 fires reported by owners though there have been no injuries. If you own one of these grills, you are asked to stop using the product and contact the manufacturer at (888) 847-8968 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT for a free replacement grill. You can find out more information about the affected grills and contact information on their website.

6. Char-Broil Vertical Gas Smoker Model# 07701413

Char-Broil Vertical Gas Smoker Model# 07701413
Char-Broil LLC.

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.

7. Kuuma IR Stow and Go Portable Grill

Kuuma IR Stow and Go Portable Grill
Kuuma Products

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.

8. Master Forge 5-Burner L3218

Master Forge 5-Burner L3218
Lowes Home Improvement

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.

9. Cooks Outdoor BBQ Grill Model #780-2176

Cooks Outdoor BBQ Grill Model #780-2176
JC Penny

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.

10. Perfect Flame SLG Series Grills

Perfect Flame 5-Burner Gas Grill Model #SLG2007D

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.

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