FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Firm's Telephone Number: (800) 241-7548
March 10, 2004
Release # 04-096
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firms named below, today announced voluntary recalls of the following consumer products. 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: Char-Broil® Gas Grills to replace temperature gauges
Grill Distributor: Char-Broil, of Columbus, Ga.
Grill and Temperature Gauge Manufacturer: Grand Hall Enterprise Co., Ltd. of Taiwan
Hazard: If moisture gets inside the temperature gauge, the glass cover on the gauge can break, posing a risk of injury to people nearby.
Incidents/Injuries: Char-Broil is aware of at least 30 reports of the gauges breaking, including 12 incidents of consumers who reported minor injuries.
Description: The products involved in this recall are outdoor, gas barbeque grills. The recall includes three types of grills: The Commercial Series, Professional Series and Stainless Steel Series. The specific component involved in the recall is the temperature gauge mounted on the grill lid. The Commercial Series models are constructed from both painted metal and Stainless Steel. The Professional Series and Stainless Steel Series models are Stainless Steel construction.
- The Commercial Series gas grills have model numbers 4632210, 4632215, 463221503 and 463231503. These grills are sold with three main burners, with or without a side burner, and either a metal front panel or a cabinet with doors.
- The Professional Series gas grills have model numbers 4632235, 4632236, 4632240 and 4632241. These grills are sold as LP or natural gas, three or four main burners, with or without a side burner, and a cabinet with doors.
- The Stainless Steel Series by Char-Broil gas grill has model number 4632220. This grill is sold with three main burners and an open Stainless Steel Cart.
The grill model number is located on a label on the back panel of the storage cart. Char-Broil grills with model numbers other than those identified above are not included in this recall.
Sold at: Hardware, home improvement, appliance stores and specialty dealers nationwide. The Commercial Series grills sold from January 2002 through November 2003 for between $450 and $500; the Professional Series grills sold from February 2002 through November 2003 for between $800 and $1,000; and the Stainless Steel Series grills sold from January 2002 through May 2003 for $700.
Manufactured in: China.
Remedy: Contact Char-Broil to receive a free replacement temperature gauge. Consumers should not use the grill until the replacement gauge has been installed.
Consumer Contact: Call the Char-Broil Grill Service Center toll-free at (800) 241-7548 anytime.
Media Contact: Alex Gafford, Char-Broil, at (800) 352-4111 Ext. 6356.
Commercial Series: Models 4632210, 4632215, 463221503, & 463231503 only
Professional Series: Models 4632235, 4632236, 4632240, & 4632241 only
Stainless Steel Series By Char-Broil: Model 4632220 only
Old temperature gauge with no vent hole.
New temperature gauge with a vent hole.
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.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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