Meijer Inc. Recalls Firepits; Product Can Tip Over and Pose a Fire Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 27, 2007
Release #08-101

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

Picture of Recalled Grand Gourmet Firepit