|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 19, 2004
Release # 04-085
|Grand Hall Hotline: (888) 735-5709
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: Bakers & Chefs®, Members Mark® and Kenmore models Gas Barbecue Grills
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: Grand Hall Enterprise Co. Ltd. has received eight reports of temperature gauges breaking, two of which resulted in minor injuries.
Description: The recall includes Bakers & Chefs® grills with model numbers Y0655 and Y0656; Members Mark® grills with model number Y0660; and Kenmore grills with model numbers 15221 and 15223. The model number can be located on a silver ID tag on the back or side of the grill head. The recalled grills are stainless steel construction or painted steel and have the brand name on the front control panel or on the grill lid. The Bakers & Chefs® grills have two casters, two wheels and two side shelves. The Members Mark® grill has four casters, two side shelves and a side burner. The Kenmore grills have four casters.
Sold at: SAM'S CLUB® and Sears stores nationwide from April 2001 through December 2002. The Members Mark® grills sold for about $1,500. The other grills sold for between $249 and $299.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Owners of the recalled grills will receive a free repair kit or replacement temperature gauge directly from the company. The repair kit will consist of a "Glass-Gard" protective film and instructions on how to place the film on the glass covering of the gauge. Testing confirms that the glass does not explode when the Glass-Gard is in place. Consumers should not use the grill until the Glass-Gard has been installed in accordance with the instructions.
Consumer Contact: Consumers who have not received a repair kit or need assistance performing the repair should call Grand Hall at (888) 735- 5709 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or log on the Grand Hall Web site at www.grandhall.com.
Sold at Sears, Roebuck and Co.:
Kenmore Model # 15221 & 15223:
Bakers & Chefs® Model # Y0655 & Y0656:
Members Mark® Model # Y0660:
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