CPSC, CFM Corporation Announce Recall to Repair Vermont Castings Five-Burner Barbeque Grills

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued November 10, 2004
Revised January 13, 2010
Release # 05-044
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Note: Firm is no longer in business and a remedy is no longer available. Please discard or destroy the product.

CPSC, CFM Corporation Announce Recall to Repair Vermont Castings Five-Burner Barbeque Grills

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firms below. 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: Five-burner Vermont Castings barbeque grills

Units: About 12,500

Manufacturer: CFM Corporation, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Hazard: Gas leak and fire hazard. The burner tubes may not fit fully into the gas valves. If a consumer pulls on the console, the metal may flex and the gas valves may disconnect from the burners, releasing gas and creating a fire risk that could cause injury and property damage.

Incidents/Injuries: CFM Corporation has received 38 reports involving gas leaks. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Description: The recalled grills have five burners and a label on the back of the cabinet with the model number on the left side. Models CF9086 and VCS5000 are equipped with a side burner. Model CF9085 is not equipped with a side burner. Grills that do not have five burners and grills sold before 2004 are not affected by this recall. All of the affected grills were listed by Canadian Standards Association.

Sold at: Model VCS5000 barbeque grills were sold at Vermont Castings dealers and distributors in Canada and the U.S. from January 2004 through September 2004 for between $899 and $1249. Models CF9085 and CF9086 were sold at The Home Depot in Canada and the U.S. from January 2004 through September 2004 for between $899 and $1249.

Manufactured in: Canada

Remedy: Firm is no longer in business and a remedy is no longer available. Consumers should discard or destroy the product.

Picture of Recalled Vermont Castings barbeque grills