|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 21, 2009
Firm's Safety Hotline: (866) 740-7849
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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: Blue Ember Gas Grills
Units: About 88,000 units in the United States (This recall was first announced in Oct. 2008) and 25,000 in Canada
Importer: Fiesta Gas Grills, of Dickson, Tenn.
Manufacturers: Unisplendor Corp., of China and Keesung Corp., of China
Hazard: The hose of the gas tank can get too close to the firebox and be exposed to heat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Fiesta has received 161 reports of grill fires, resulting in nine injuries, including two incidents of major burns on different parts of the body, six incidents of minor burns, and an incident involving temporary hearing loss.
Description: This recall involves Blue Ember liquid propane (LP) outdoor grills with model and serial numbers listed below. The cabinet style grill has two doors and is silver and black or silver and gray. "Blue Ember" is printed on the grill's hood. The model and serial numbers are printed on a rating plate label on the rear of the grill.
|MODEL NUMBERS||SERIAL # RANGES|
|07000003 thru 07010912||07057153 thru 07060224|
|07012413 thru 07014716||07060681 thru 07060808|
|07015613 thru 07018300||07062217 thru 07062344|
|07021341 thru 07023260||07063453 thru 07063580|
|07023645 thru 07026460||07064221 thru 07064604|
|07029021 thru 07031580||07065373 thru 07065500|
|07032093 thru 07038876||07065885 thru 07067164|
|07039261 thru 07039743||07067165 thru 07073548|
|07039837 thru 07039964||07074189 thru 07074316|
|07040221 thru 07042332||07074573 thru 07074828|
|07043013 thru 07043112||07075213 thru 07085436|
|07045954 thru 07046387||08K000001 thru 08K000640|
|07046416 thru 07046465||08U000001 thru 08U012000|
|07049362 thru 07050897||08U015961 thru 08U027640|
|07056257 thru 07056896|
Sold at: Various home centers and retailers nationwide from November 2006 through June 2008 for between $400 and $500 in the United States and from November 2006 through May 2009 for between $400 and $600 in Canada.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the grill and call Fiesta Gas Grills to obtain a free replacement grease pan assembly and instructions for installing the part and the gas tank. The grill should not be used until the new grease pan assembly and the gas tank have been installed correctly. Consumers should also inspect the gas burner hose and regulator, which will be replaced free of charge if there are signs of damage.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fiesta Gas Grills toll-free at (866)740-7849 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email email@example.com or visit the company's Web site at www.blueembergrills.com
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://18.104.22.168/PR/recall-retrait-e.jsp?re_id=807
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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