|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 22, 2008
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 until a replacement burner is installed.
Name of Product: Char-Broil Two-Burner Gas Grills Model 463720108
Units: About 400
Importer: Char-Broil LLC, of Columbus, Ga.
Manufacturer: Shenzhen Jinwoniu Trading Company LTD, China
Hazard: On the recalled grills, the main burner does not fit correctly and does not connect properly to the gas valve which could result in a propane leak. This poses fire and burn hazards to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves the Char-Broil gas grills with model number 463720108 and serial number ranging from 000001 to 000402. The gas grills have a main burner with two-burner plates, 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 and model numbers are located on the white rating label on the back of the horizontal support of the grill.
Sold at: Mills Fleet Farm Stores in Iowa, North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin from February 2008 through April 2008 for about $120.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the grill immediately and contact Char-Broil for a free replacement burner and installation instructions.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Char-Broil 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
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