Outdoor Product Recalls

Do you fill out those product registration cards that come with the appliances you buy? Didn't think so. Every year products get recalled and most of the owners never hear a word because the company responsible has no way of telling them. This list of recalled grills, smokers, and other outdoor cooking equipment is here to get the word out so people with unsafe products can get their products repaired or replaced. These recall notices are arranged starting with the most recent.

1. Char-Broil Vertical Gas Smoker Model# 07701413

Char-Broil Vertical Gas Smoker Model# 07701413Char-Broil LLC.

This recall affects 18,450 Char-Broil Vertical Gas Smokers sold by Walmart? and other retail stores between March 2008 and June 2010 manufactured by Ningbo Spring Communications of China under the Chat-Broil brand name. When placed on the low setting the regulator does not allow sufficient for the smoker's burner to remain lit. This can lead to a build up of unburned gas inside the smoker. If that gas reignites it can cause a fire or explosion. Char-Broil has received fire reports of people being hit by the smoker's door when the gas reignited. Owners of this smoker should discontinued use and contact Char-Broil at (866) 671-7988 for a replacement regulator and instructions on how to install it.

2. Kuuma IR Stow and Go Portable Grill

Kuuma IR Stow and Go Portable GrillKuuma Products

The 4,600 units of the Kuuma IR Stow and Go Grill sold through West Marine stores between January 2009 and August 2009 are recalled to address problems with the connection of the disposable propane tank. The tank may not connect correctly leading to a gas leak that can cause fires from the propane tank. Contact the importer, Eastwind Industries at (866) 995-8862 to receive a new instruction manual and a fuel line cleaning tool.

3. Master Forge 5-Burner L3218

Master Forge 5-Burner L3218Lowes Home Improvement

The Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Sagittarius Sporting Goods of China have announced a safety recall on the Master Forge 5-Burner Gas Grill, model #L3218 sold by Lowes Home Improvement between September 2009 and November 2009. The rubber gas line may come in contact with the Grill's firebox causing it to melt. This can lead to a fire. Two cases have been reported though no property damage or injuries have been caused so far.

If you own this grill you are advised to discontinued use immediately and contact Sagittarius Sporting Goods at (800) 444-6742 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday for a free repair kit. This grill is imported by LG Sourcing, Inc. of North Wilkesboro, N.C. 10,000 units are affected by this recall.

4. Cooks Outdoor BBQ Grill Model #780-2176

Cooks Outdoor BBQ Grill Model #780-2176JC Penny

This is a complete recall of 5,600 Cook's Outdoor BBQ Grills sold through JC Penny Stores between February 2009 and September 2009. The drip pan of this grill does not allow for adequate drainage that can lead to uncontrollable grease fires. Eleven instances have been reported. Since this is a complete recall you are entitled to a full refund of the purchase price. To receive this refund you must remove the gas hose and regulator and return it to any JC Penny's customer service desk. For additional information call (888) 333-6063.

5. Perfect Flame SLG Series Grills

Perfect Flame 5-Burner Gas Grill Model #SLG2007DLowe's

This is one of the largest gas grill recalls in history affecting 663,000 Perfect Flame Gas Grills made by Jiangxin Innovations in China for Lowes Stores in the United States and Canada and sold between September 2005 and May 2009. The inferior burners in this grill can easily and quickly deteriorate causing uneven flames. In some models the lid, made with an aluminum/magnesium alloy can catch fire. Forty fires have been reported as well as several injuries. If you own this grill call (888) 840-9590 for replacement burners and possibly a replacement hood. You will be expected to make the repairs yourself.

6. Fiesta Blue Ember Gas Grills

Fiesta Blue Ember FG50069-U409 Gas GrillFiesta Gas Grills LLC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Health Canada, and Fiesta Gas Grills have announce a voluntary recall of 113,000 Fiesta Blue Ember Gas Grills models FG50045, FG50057, and FG50069 sold in the United States and Canada between November 2006 and May 2008. The problem relates to a potential fire hazard caused by the gas hose coming too close to the firebox. If you own this grill you are asked to discontinued usage until you have repaired the grill. Repairing the grill includes inspecting the gas hose and regulator to determine if there is damage and a replacement of the grills grease tray. DO NOT use this grill until these repairs have been made.

Please take this recall serious. 161 fires have been reported related to this defect and 9 injuries, 2 serious. The longer you wait to resolve this problem the more likely you are to have a serious accident.

The Blue Ember Gas Grill was subject to a previous recall in October of 2008. Blue Ember Gas grills are manufactured by Unisplendor Corp., and Keesung Corp., of China and imported by Fiesta Gas Grills of Dickson, Tennessee.

7. Perfect Flame Double Lid 4-Burner Gas Grill Model #GAC3615

Perfect Flame Double Lid 4-Burner (model #GAC3615)Lowe's

This is a complete recall of 24,000? Perfect Flame GAC3615 made by Jiangxin Innovations (AKA Lucas Innovations, AKA BBQTek) and sold by Lowe's Home Improvement Stores between October 2007 and July 2008. Due to a concentration of magnesium used in the body of this grill the metal of the grill can catch fire and melt. There have been 175 reports of fires and 25 reports of grills melting. Since this is a complete recall you need to contact Lucas Innovations at (877) 385-8226 for information on a complete refund. It is vital that you do not use this grill.

8. Char-Broil 35,000 BTU Gas Grill Model# 463720108

Char-Broil 35,000 BTU Gas Grill Model# 463720108Char-Broil LLC.
This recall affects about 400 Char-Broil Gas Grills made by Shenzhen Jinwoniu Trading Company LTD of China and sold at Mills Fleet Farm Stores between February 2008 and April 2008. The burner used in this gas grill is the wrong size and does not properly fit the manifold. This can cause gas leaks inside the grill. No incidents of this have been reported but owners of this grill are asked to call Char-Broil at (866) 671-7988 for a free replacement burner and installation instructions.

9. Broil King Sovereign and Signet Gas Grills

Broil King Sovereign 90 Gas GrillOnward Manufacturing Company
Onward Manufacturing has announced a recall involving all models of the Signet, Sovereign and Sovereign XL Gas Grills. A design flaw caught by Consumer Reports testing can cause parts of the cookbox of the grill to melt during an excessive grease fire. A grease diverting baffle kit has been designed and is available now. If you own one of these grills (Model #'s starting with 986xxx, 987xxx, or 988xxx and Serial #'s starting with letters X, Y, or Z) you need to contact Broil King ((866) 434-7455 or email kit@omcbbq.com) about your free repair kit. A baffle installation video is also available. Under normal conditions the grill is safe to use. You are cautioned to turn off the grill should a grease fire occur and turn off the gas at the source.

10. Perfect Flame 4-Burner Model# 2518SL-LPG

Perfect Flame 4-Burner (model #2518SL-LPG) Gas GrillLowe's
Sagittarius Sporting Goods, a Chinese maker of sports equipment, has announced the recall of approximately 36,000 4-Burner gas grills sold under the Perfect Flame brand name exclusively through Lowe's Home Improvement Stores. These grills sold for about $400USD between September 2006 and February 2007. The problem with them is that the hose connecting the side burner to the manifold may be missing potentially causing a gas leak and fire. If you have this grill you are being asked to call (888) 804-7455 to schedule a service call on your gas grill.

11. Char-Broil 2-Burner Gas Grill Model# 463720407

Char-Broil 2-Burner Gas Grill Model 463720407Char-Broil LLC.

This recall includes about 600 Char-Broil gas grills sold at Big Lots stores between January 2007 and March 2007. The heat diffuser for this grill is the wrong size and could cause the grill to overheat causing damage to the grill and could burn the operator. To rectify this problem, call Char-Broil at (866) 671-7988 for a free replacement heat diffuser.

12. Weber Genesis 320 Series Gas Grills

Weber Genesis E320 Gas Grill (Blue)Weber-Stephen Products Co.

Weber is issuing a recall on all 2007 model Weber Genesis 320 Series gas grills. This includes any 2007 model Genesis gas grill with a side burner. The recall is to replace the fuel line to the side burner that may crack during shipping. Weber will get you a new hose and send someone out to put it on for you. If you, or someone you know has recently (since November) bought on of these grills, you need to read how to get your grill fixed.

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