|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|April 12, 1988|
|Release # 88-021|
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, W.C. Bradley Enterprises, Columbus, Georgia, today issued a safety alert for approximately 1.8 million LP gas grills manufactured from 1983 through 1985 under the CHAR-BROIL and PATIO KITCHEN labels.
The Commission and W.C. Bradley are aware of 330 reports of loosening of the connection of the gas hose to the gas valve. This could result in gas leaking and possibly igniting. Neither the Commission nor W.C. Bradley is aware of any injuries or extensive property damage involving these grills.
These gas grills did not have the hose and regulator pre-assembled to the valve. As part of the assembly of the grill, the consumer had to connect the hose to the valve. The owner's manual did not include instructions specifying the use of a wrench to tighten this connection.
Consumers should use a wrench to make certain that the connection between the hose and valve is tight. While facing the front of the grill, turn the wrench in a counterclockwise direction. Then, check for leaks following the procedures described in the owner's manual.
Consumers with questions should call W.C. Bradley toll-free at l-800-241-7548.
To report unsafe consumer products or to receive safety information, call the CPSC toll-free hotline number at (301) 595-7054.
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