|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 13, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 995-8862
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 products. 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: Kuuma IR Stow and Go Grills
Units: About 4,600
Importer: Eastwind Industries Inc., of San Leandro, Calif.
Hazard: If the fuel container is not completely threaded on the regulator during installation, the propane tanks can leak fuel. This poses a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Eastwind Industries has received three reports of fires from leaking propane tanks, resulting in reports of minor burns to the hands.
Description: This recall involves Kuuma IR Stow and Go barbecue grills. The rectangle grill is stainless steel with the word "Kuuma" embossed on the front. The grill's main housing measures 18 ? inches long x 8 ? inches tall x 10 inches deep. Model number 83726 is printed on the barcode label affixed to the packaging.
Sold exclusively at: West Marine stores nationwide from January 2009 through August 2009 for between $100 and $140.
Manufactured in: Thailand
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled barbecue grills and contact Eastwind for a new operator's manual with revised graphic installation instructions. Consumers will also receive a new tool to use for maintenance and cleaning of the fuel system.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Eastwind Industries toll-free at (866) 995-8862 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.kuumaproducts.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.