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 Picture of Recalled Gas Grill Model 5100

Model 5100

Picture of Recalled Gas Grill Model 5300

Model 5300

Picture of Recalled Gas Grill Model 5400

Model 5400

Picture of Recalled Gas Grill Model 5600

Model 5600

Picture of Recalled Gas Grill Model 6000

Model 6000

Picture of Recalled Gas Grill Model 7700

Model 7700

Picture of Recalled Patio Heater

Patio Heater 5040