|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 6, 2010
Release # 10-099
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 444-6742
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Sagittarius Sporting Goods Recalls Gas Grills Sold at Lowe’s Stores Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
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 products. 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: Master Forge Five-Burner Gas Grills
Units: About 10,000
Manufacturer: Sagittarius Sporting Goods, of China
Importer: LG Sourcing, Inc. of North Wilkesboro, N.C.
Hazard: The flexible rubber hose on the LP gas tank can come into contact with burner box, causing the hose to melt and rupture when the grill is lit. This poses a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of two complaints of the hose melting and rupturing. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Master Forge five-burner, stainless steel gas grills. The name “Master Forge” is on the grill hood. The model number L3218 is located on a label inside the left front door of the grill.
Sold exclusively at: Lowe’s stores nationwide from September 2009 through November 2009 for about $500.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled grills and contact Sagittarius to obtain a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sagittarius 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.
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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