Note: Telephone Number Change.
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued March 23, 1998, Revised June 27, 2006
Release # 98-085
|Company Phone Number: (800) 200-2300
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Ken Giles, (301) 504-7052
CPSC and Sunbeam Products Inc. Announce Recall of Gas Grills With Side Burners
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Sunbeam Products Inc., of Neosho Mo., is recalling for repair about 1,800 GrillmasterTM gas grills with side burners. The side burner's propane gas hose can twist up toward the aluminum casting of the grill, causing overheating and melting of the hose. Gas leakage or a fire could result from the hose damage.
Sunbeam Products received four complaints from consumers who requested replacement hoses due to damage caused from the heat of the grill casting. There have been no reports of gas leakage, fire or injury associated with these grills.
The recalled grills are black and have a side burner for cooking, similar to a gas-range stove top. The models number of these grills are GG 461 EPB, GG 560 EPB, HG 560 EPB and GG 560 EPBS. The complete model numbers can be found on the assembly instructions and parts list. Either "461" or "560" also is located on the front of the grill next to the instrument panel, under the word, "GRILLMASTER."
Mass merchandise stores, such as Bradlees, Caldor, The Home Depot and Wal-Mart sold the grills nationwide between October 1997 and February 1998 for about $240.
Consumers should stop using the recalled grills immediately and call Sunbeam toll-free at (800) 200-2300 anytime to receive a free retrofit kit. The retrofit kit contains a wire bracket guard and instructions for easy installation that will correctly position the side burner's propane gas hose.
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