|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 27, 2007
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 280-8419
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Meijer Inc. Recalls Firepits; Product Can Tip Over and Pose a Fire Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Grand Gourmet Firepits
Units: About 6,000
Distributor/Retailer: Meijer Inc., of Grand Rapids, Mich.
Hazard: The legs of the firepit can bend or snap off during use, causing the firepit to tip over and in turn the fire can escape. This poses a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received reports of two incidents in which the legs of the firepits bowed in and buckled. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the Grand Gourmet metal wood-burning firepits model FSQ279. The firepit is black, has four legs and two sparks guards on top. It measures 27 inches wide by 27 inches deep by 25 1/2 inches high. The model number can be found on the cover page of the product manual.
Sold at: Meijer retail stores in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky from September 2004 through August 2007 for about $60.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled firepits immediately and return them to their nearest Meijer retailer for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Meijer toll-free at (866) 280-8419 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET or visit the company’s Web site at www.meijer.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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