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Char-Broil Recalls Patio Bistro Gas Grills Due to Burn Hazard

  • Char-Broil® Gas Patio Bistro® 240 Full Size
  • Rating label for full size 240 gas grill (located on bottom support at back of grill)
  • Char-Broil® Gas Patio Bistro® 180 Table Top
  • Rating label for table top 180 gas grill (located on bottom support at back of grill)
Name of Product:
Char-Broil® Gas Patio Bistro® Grills
Hazard:
The electronic ignition on the grill can ignite unexpectedly, posing a burn hazard.
Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
August 15, 2013
Units:
About 69,300 in the U.S. and 1,900 in Canada
Consumer Contact

Char-Broil toll free at (866) 671-7988 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Saturday, or online at www.charbroil.com and click on Recalls at the bottom of the page.

Recall Details

Description:

The recall involves two Char-Broil® Gas Patio Bistro® Grills: the model 240 Full Size grill and the model 180 Table Top grill.  Both are single-burner propane gas grills equipped with a battery-operated integrated electronic ignition and intended only for outdoor use. The grills have round black bodies with silver/aluminum trim.  The words "Char-Broil®" and "Patio Bistro®" are printed near the thermometer on the grill's lid and near the control knob on the front of the grill.  The grills have a rating label on the bottom support on the back of the unit that states "Char-Broil, LLC," the model number and other information.  The grills were sold with the following model numbers:

 

Model Name

Model Number(s)

Char-Broil® Gas Patio Bistro® 240 Full Size

11601558, 11601558-A1,
12601558 and 12601558-A2

Char-Broil® Gas Patio Bistro® 180 Table Top

12601713

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the grills and contact Char-Broil for instructions on how to order and install a free repair kit.

Incidents/Injuries:

Char-Broil has received 26 reports of the burner flame going out and then unexpectedly reigniting when the consumer turned the control knob to "OFF."  The 26 reports include four reports of burns, including one with burns to the nose, chin and hair, and seven other reports of "burned" or "singed" hair.  

Sold At:
Hardware stores and other retailers nationwide, including Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Sears, Target, True Value and online from Amazon.com from September 2010 to June 2013 for about for about $175 for the full size grill and $135 for the table top grill.
Importer:

Char-Broil, LLC, of Columbus, Ga.

Importer

Char-Broil, LLC, of Columbus, Ga.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
13-264
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