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"Recall Alerts"

09-16-2005

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

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. CPSC, The Coleman Company, Inc. Announce the Recall to Repair Coleman Gas Grills and Patio Heaters
  2. CPSC, Nexgrill Industries Announce Recall to Repair Gas Grills Sold Exclusively At Home Depot
  3. CPSC, E-Z-GO Announce Recall to Repair Golf Cars


(1) CPSC, THE COLEMAN COMPANY, INC. ANNOUNCE THE RECALL TO REPAIR COLEMAN GAS GRILLS AND PATIO HEATERS

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Coleman® Gas Grills and Patio Heaters

Units: About 124,000 grills and about 6,200 heaters

Grill and Heater Manufacturer: The Coleman Company, Inc., of Wichita, Kan.

Regulator Manufacturer: TPA Metals and Machinery of China

Hazard: The regulators on these products can leak propane when the propane cylinder is turned on and the product is not in use. This can pose a fire or explosion hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Coleman has received 98 reports of these regulators leaking propane. Coleman has received no reports of injuries or property damage.

Description: The recall includes Coleman® Gas Grills with model numbers 5100, 5300, 5400, 5600, 6000 and 7700, and Coleman® Patio Heater with model number 5040. The model name and number can be found directly on the front of the grills and on the inside cover of the heaters.

Sold at: Lowes, Expo Design Centers and various pool and patio retailers nationwide. The grills were sold from January 2004 through July 2005 for between $270 and $1,260. The patio heaters were sold from June 2004 through July 2005 for between $500 and $600.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the grills and heaters immediately and contact Coleman for a free replacement regulator assembly. Once the regulator is replaced, the grill or heater may be used.

Consumer Contact: Call The Coleman Company, Inc. toll-free at (866) 584-8587 anytime, or log on to the company's Web site at www.coleman.com


Model 5100

Model 5300

Model 5400

Model 5600

Model 7700

Patio Heater 5040


(2) CPSC, NEXGRILL INDUSTRIES ANNOUNCE RECALL TO REPAIR GAS GRILLS SOLD EXCLUSIVELY AT HOME DEPOT

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Charmglow® Gas Grills

Units: About 86,000

Distributor: Nexgrill Industries Inc., of City of Industry, Calif.

Hazard: The hose connecting the propane tank with the manifold can run up too close to the firebox. The heat from the firebox can damage the hose, causing it to leak gas. The release of gas creates a fire risk that could cause injury and property damage.

Incidents/Injuries: Nexgrill has received five reports of fires involving hoses leaking gas and more than 45 additional reports of incidents involving possible gas leaks.

Description: The recalled Charmglow® Gas Grills have a model number of 720-0036-HD-05, which can be found on the back of the grill. The stainless steel grill is designed to be used with propane gas. The name of the grill is located at the left corner of the exterior of the main burner lid. A temperature gauge is located at the center of the main burner lid.

Sold at: Home Depot stores nationwide from November 2004 through June 2005 for about $350.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the gas grill and contact Nexgrill Customer Service to receive a free, self-installation repair kit.

Consumer Contact: Call Nexgrill toll-free at (888) 568-9888 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or log on to the company’s Web site at http://0036.serorder.com


(3) CPSC, E-Z-GO ANNOUNCE RECALL TO REPAIR GOLF CARS

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the manufacturer named below, today announced voluntary recalls of the following consumer products.

Name of Product: E-Z-GO 2002-2005 gasoline-powered Fleet and Freedom Golf Cars, and Shuttle 2+2 Personnel Carriers

Units: About 60,000

Manufacturer: E-Z-GO, of Augusta, Ga. – A Textron Company

Hazard: High engine temperatures can permit fuel to get into the air filter box, posing a risk of fire.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been 12 reports of fire involving these gasoline-powered golf cars. There have been no injuries reported.

Description: The recall involves certain model year 2002 through 2005 E-Z-GO Fleet and E-Z-GO Freedom gasoline-powered golf cars and Shuttle 2+2 personnel carriers. The model names for the recalled products are TXT, Freedom and Shuttle 2+2. The model names are printed on the sides of the Freedom and Shuttle 2+2 vehicles, and the E-Z-GO logo is on the front of all three vehicles. The recalled vehicles have 9-horsepower engines and serial numbers ranging from 1451059 through 2341739. The serial numbers of early production vehicles are found on plates located on the passenger side dash housing. The serial numbers of late production vehicles are found on plates located on the body below the driver’s seat and on the chassis between the seat back supports.

Sold at: E-Z-GO and independent dealers from January 2002 through August 2005 with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price ranging between $6,400 and $8,800.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Owners of the recalled golf cars should contact the nearest E-Z-GO dealer to arrange for a free repair. E-Z-GO and E-Z-GO dealers will contact known owners to schedule an appointment for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can contact E-Z-GO at (800) 241-5855 Ext. 4558 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm ET Monday through Friday, or visit their Web site at www.ezgo.com




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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