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"Recall Alerts"

08-15-2013

Published by:
Peter A. Lynch, Esq.
of Cozen O'Connor
palynch@cozen.com
http://www.cozen.com

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

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


(1) CHAR-BROIL RECALLS PATIO BISTRO GAS GRILLS DUE TO BURN 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Char-Broil(r) Gas Patio Bistro(r) Grills

Hazard: The electronic ignition on the grill can ignite unexpectedly, posing a burn hazard.

Remedy: Repair

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.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Char-Broil-Recalls-Patio-Bistro-Gas-Grills/.

Units: About 69,300 in the U.S. and 1,900 in Canada

Description: The recall involves two Char-Broil(r) Gas Patio Bistro(r) 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(r)" and "Patio Bistro(r)" 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:

Char-Broil(r) Gas Patio Bistro(r) 240 Full Size 11601558, 11601558-A1, 12601558 and 12601558-A2 Char-Broil(r) Gas Patio Bistro(r) 180 Table Top 12601713

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.

Manufactured in: China

To see this recall go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Char-Broil-Recalls-Patio-Bistro-Gas-Grills/


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)

DISCLAIMER: This column is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information contained in this update is general in nature. Individual situations of readers may not fit the general educational information described in the column. Readers are strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney to evaluate individual situations and provide legal advice. Any reliance on the information contained herein is taken at the reader's own risk and should not be considered legal advice.

Mr. Lynch can be reached at Cozen and O'Connor, 501 West Broadway, Suite 1610, San Diego, California 92101, 800-782-3366 (voice), 619-234-7831 (fax), palynch@cozen.com (e-mail), http://www.cozen.com. Follow us on Twitter at @firesandrain.

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