|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 671-7988
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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 Two-Burner Gas Grills Model 463720407
Units: About 600
Importer: Char-Broil LLC, of Columbus, Ga.
Manufacturer: Winmax, of China
Hazard: The recalled grills could have an incorrect heat shield that does not fit the grills. Without the correct heat shield, the propane tank, hose, and regulator could overheat and damage these components, presenting a risk of fire and burn to consumers, if a propane leak occurs.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported. Five consumers have received grills without the correct heat shield.
Description: Only Char-Broil gas grills with model number 463720407 are included in the recall. This is a two-burner 360 square inch cooking surface gas grill with a 170 square inch swing-away rack, two side shelves and a condiment basket. Char-Broil's logo is on the top of the lid of the grill. The serial number is located on the white rating label on the back of the upper front panel of the grill. The serial numbers range from G305040611002821 to G305040611003420.
Sold at: Big Lots stores nationwide from January 2007 through March 2007 for about $115 and $130.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should inspect their grill to determine whether the heat shield is properly installed. If the heat shield is missing or cannot be installed per instructions, stop using the grill and immediately contact Char-Broil. Char-Broil will send the consumer, free of charge, the correct heat shield and installation instructions.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Char-Broil toll-free at (866) 671-7988 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.charbroil.com
Grill Model 463720407
Incorrect Heat Shield - Correct Heat Shield
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