About 88,000 gas grills are being recalled after reports of serious burns from fires caused by a gas tank tube being too close to the grill’s firebox when the grill is assembled improperly.
The Blue Ember Gas Grills, manufactured by Unisplendor and Keesung and sold at home stores and retailers nationwide for $400 to $500 have caused at least 161 unexpected fires including incidents that caused injury. Two incidents caused major burns on different parts of the body, six caused minor burns, and one caused temporary hearing loss.
The recall applies to cabinet-style Blue Ember liquid propane outdoor grills that have two doors and come in silver and black or silver and gray, with "Blue Ember" is printed on the grill’s hood. The model and serial numbers are printed on a rating plate label on the back of the grill.
Model and serial numbers of the grills affected by the recall are available on the Consumer Products Safety Commission Web site.
The grills were sold nationwide from November 2006 to June 2008 for between $400 and $500 in the United States.
Consumers are urged to immediately stop using the grill and call Fiesta Gas Grills to get a free replacement grease pan assembly and instructions for installing the part and the gas tank, the CPSC says. Consumers should also inspect the gas burner hose and regulator, which will be replaced free of charge if there are signs of damage.
Fiesta Gas Grills can be reached at (866)740-7849, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.blueembergrills.com.
About 25,000 of the grills sold in Canada from November 2006 through May 2009 for between $400 and $600 are also being recalled.
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