|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 8, 2005
Release # 05-261
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 584-8587
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: Coleman® Gas Grills and Patio Heaters
Units: About 124,000 grills and about 6,200 heaters
Grill and Heater Manufacturer: The Coleman Company, Inc., of Wichita, Kan.
Regulator Manufacturer: TPA Metals and Machinery of China
Hazard: The regulators on these products can leak propane when the propane cylinder is turned on and the product is not in use. This can pose a fire or explosion hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Coleman has received 98 reports of these regulators leaking propane. Coleman has received no reports of injuries or property damage.
Description: The recall includes Coleman® Gas Grills with model numbers 5100, 5300, 5400, 5600, 6000 and 7700, and Coleman® Patio Heater with model number 5040. The model name and number can be found directly on the front of the grills and on the inside cover of the heaters.
Sold at: Lowes, Expo Design Centers and various pool and patio retailers nationwide. The grills were sold from January 2004 through July 2005 for between $270 and $1,260. The patio heaters were sold from June 2004 through July 2005 for between $500 and $600.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the grills and heaters immediately and contact Coleman for a free replacement regulator assembly. Once the regulator is replaced, the grill or heater may be used.
Consumer Contact: Call The Coleman Company, Inc. toll-free at (866) 584-8587 anytime, or log on to the company's Web site at www.coleman.com
Patio Heater 5040
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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