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Weber-Stephen Products Recalls Gas Grills Due to Fire Hazard
WEBER-STEPHEN PRODUCTS RECALLS GAS GRILLS DUE TO FIRE HAZARD
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 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.
Name of product: Weber® Genesis® 320™ Series Gas Grills
Units: About 14,000
Manufacturer: Weber-Stephen Products Co., of Palatine, Ill.
Hazard: The gas hose attached to the side burner of the grill can crack or break off during shipping, causing it to leak gas when in use, which poses a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Weber has received 49 reports of hose damage or gas leaks. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the Weber® Genesis® 320™ Series gas grills which are designed to be used with either natural gas or with liquid propane gas tanks, and are equipped with a flush-mounted side burner accessory. The gas hose is made of stainless steel. The grills are sold in stainless steel and in black, blue or green porcelain enamel. All serial numbers begin with the prefix “DI”. The model and serial number are located on the tank blocker/drip pan holder located inside the storage cart.
Only the following product names and model numbers are included in this recall:
|Product Name||Model Numbers|
|Genesis® E-320™||3751001; 3757001; 3758001; 3851001|
|Genesis® S-320™||3780001; 3880001|
|Genesis® EP-320™||3751301; 3752301; 3757301; 3758301; 3851301|
|Genesis® ESP-320™||3750101; 3750201; 3850101|
|Genesis® CEP-320™||(Sold in Canada Only)|
3751701; 3752701; 3851701
Sold at: Home Depot, Ace Hardware and Home Centers, Tru-Serve, Do-It Best, and other home improvement and hardware stores nationwide from November 2006 through February 2007 for between $450 to $770.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the gas grill immediately and contact Weber-Stephen to obtain a free replacement gas hose and schedule a free installation.
Consumer Contact: Call Weber-Stephen toll-free at (866) 249-3237 between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s recall web site at http://www.weberrecall.com
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