|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 434-7455
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: Broil King Gas Grills
Units: About 4,800
Manufacturer: Onward Manufacturing Co., of Ontario, Canada
Hazard: The bottom of the cook box that contains the burners can melt or crack as a result of a grease fire. This poses a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Description: This recall includes the Signet, Sovereign and Sovereign XL series gas grills.
(model #'s starting with 986xxx)
|400 sq. inch cooking surface with 3 burners and drop-
down shelves; includes models with side and rear burners
(model #'s starting with 987xxx)
|450 sq. inch cooking surface with 3 burners and drop-
down shelves; includes models with side and rear burners.
|Sovereign XL series
(model #'s starting with 988xxx)
|600 sq. inch cooking surface with 4 burners and drop-
The model number can be located on the back panel of the grill.
Sold at: Independent retailers nationwide from February 2006 through April 2008 for between $450 and $700.
Manufactured in: Canada
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the grill immediately and contact Onward Manufacturing for a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For further information, visit the firm's Web site at www.broilkingbbq.com or call toll-free at (866) 434-7455 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
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