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 products 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.
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This recall affects both the full size and table top version of the 70,000 gas-powered patio bistro grills sold from September 2010 to June 2013 at a wide range of stores including Home Depot, Target, and Amazon. The problem is that the flame can spontaneously go out and be reignited by turning the control valve to off. There have been 26 reports of this occurring including injuries. Owners are told to discontinue use and contact Char-Broil for a repair kit. Call 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 visit their website (Charbroil.com) for more information.
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Failure to properly place the wood chip tray in this smoker can cause the wood chips to catch fire which can blow the door open suddenly. There have been six reported cases of this happening with no reported injuries. This recall affects models 20070312 and 20070512 sold at Bas Pro Shops and Cabela's between May and August of 2012. Owners of this smoker are asked to stop using it immediately and contact Masterbuilt for a repair kit. Masterbuilt can be contacted at (800) 489-1581 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.masterbuilt.com.
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Master Forge 4-Burner Model# GD4825
Improper assembly of this gas grill manufactured in China by Guangdong Vanward Electric Co. can put the main fuel line in contact with the firebox of the grill leading to a fire hazard. Of the 37,000 grills sold in the United States by Lowe's Home Improvement Stores between November 2011 and May 2012, there have been two reports of fuel lines melting and rupturing. Owners of this grill are advised to discontinue us and inspect the gas fuel line. This hose should run outside of the grill cabinet and pass through a small hole to connect to the fuel tank. Contact Guangdong Vanward Electric Company at 1-888-584-3648 between 8 AM through 6 PM EST, Monday through Thursday, Fridays, 8 AM through 5 PM EST for additional information and an updated warning label showing proper assembly.
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The Consumer Product Safety Commission, Health Canada, and One World Technologies have issued this recall concerning leaking gas regulators on the STOK Island and STOK Quattro Gas Grills. There have been 569 reports of propane leaking from these faulty regulators which can cause an uncontrollable fire underneath the grill. Owners are asked to stop using their grill immediately and Contact One World Technologies at (800) 867-9624 between 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday for a replacement regulator. This recall affects 87,600 STOK gas grills sold at Home Depot US and Canada stores and Direct Tools Factory Outlet stores between March 2011 and February 2012.Continue to 5 of 17 below.
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The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Uni-O Industries have announced a recall of 4,530 portable gas grills sold at various retail outlets between November 2008 and December 2010. The regulator on this grill can leak causing fires. There have been 10 fires reported by owners though there have been no injuries. If you own one of these grills, you are asked to stop using the product and contact the manufacturer at (888) 847-8968 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT for a free replacement grill. You can find out more information about the affected grills and contact information on their website.
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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 sufficiently 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.
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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.
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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 discontinue 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.Continue to 9 of 17 below.
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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.
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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.
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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Health Canada, and Fiesta Gas Grills have announced 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 to replacement the grill's 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.
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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.Continue to 13 of 17 below.
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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.
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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 cook box 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 email@example.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.
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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.
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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.Continue to 17 of 17 below.
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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.