Note: Firm is no longer in business and a remedy is no longer available. Please discard or destroy the product.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 21, 2003
Release # 03-173
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm 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: Great Outdoors "Horizon" Gas Grills
Units: About 1,500
Manufacturer: CFM Keanall, of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Hazard: Certain wind conditions blowing at these grills can cause overheating or flashbacks under the control panel. Flames could damage the hose that supplies gas to the burner, causing an uncontrolled flame. Also, flames could come in contact with user's hands, resulting in burns.
Incidents/Injuries: Six incidents and no injuries have been reported.
Description: These are Great Outdoors Gas Grills (Horizon Model) with model number GH450SBP and GH450XBP. The model number is on the CSA approval sticker on the back of the front panel. The recalled grills have the words "Horizon" and "Great Outdoors" on the control panel. These are 36,000 BTU 450-square-inch grills. The grill has a dark blue lid and black plastic side shelves with a black frame with a large black front panel. Grills with a florescent label on the carton reading "Contains Safety Enhancement" are not included in the recall. Other model Horizon gas grills are not included in the recall.
Sold at: True Value stores nationwide from February 2003 through June 2003 for between $180 and $200.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: The firm is no longer in business and a remedy is no longer available. Consumers should discard or destroy the product.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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