|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 3, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 804-7455
Sagittarius Sporting Goods Recalls Gas Grills Sold at Lowe's Stores for Fire, Burn Hazards
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: Perfect Flame Four-Burner Gas Grills
Units: About 36,500
Manufacturer: Sagittarius Sporting Goods, of China
Importer: L G Sourcing Inc., of North Wilkesboro, N.C.
Hazard: Some of these grills could be missing a hose that connects the grill manifold to the side burner, which poses a risk of fires and burn injuries to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: About 30,000 of these grills in inventory have already been inspected, and 17 units were found to have missing hoses and repaired. No injuries or consumer incidents have been reported.
Description: The recall involves 25-inch by 18-inch Perfect Flame brand, four-burner, stainless steel gas grills with date codes JU, JV, JW, JX, JY, or JZ. The name "Perfect Flame" is on the grill hood. The model number, 2518SL, and the date code are located on a label inside the left front door of the grill.
Sold at: Lowe's retail outlets nationwide from September 2006 through February 2007 for about $400.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should inspect their grills before initial use to determine whether the hose that attaches to the side burner is missing. If it is, do not use the grill and contact Sagittarius. Sagittarius will inspect the grill and install a free replacement hose.
Consumer Contact: Call Sagittarius toll-free at (888) 804-7455 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday.
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