Master Forge Gas Grills Sold at Lowe’s Stores Recalled Due to Fire and Burn Hazards; Made by Guangdong Vanward Electric

New information from the federal government about fire and burn hazards stemming from gas grills.  Please feel free to contact me if you have a personal injury or wrongful death or products liability matter that you would like to discuss regarding grills or grilling safety.

Name of Product: Master Forge Gas Grills

Units: About 37,000 in the U.S.

Manufacturer: Guangdong Vanward Electric Co., Ltd., of China

Importer: L G Sourcing, Inc., of North Wilkesboro, N.C.

Hazard: If improperly installed, the hose connecting the gas tank and regulator to the burner control can touch the burner box and cause the hose to melt and rupture when the grill is lit. This poses a fire and burn hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Guangdong Vanward is aware of two reports of hoses melting and rupturing. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Master Forge four-burner gas grills with a single-door base. “Master Forge” is written on the grill’s hood. The model number GD4825 is located on a label inside the door of the grill’s base. “Item 94227” is written on the cover of the instruction manual.

Sold exclusively at: Lowe’s stores nationwide from November 2011 through May 2012 for about $270.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the grill and inspect the grill to make sure that the gas hose runs along the outside of the grill cabinet and passes through the round hole in the side panel. Consumers should contact Guangdong Vanward Electric for revised instructions and a warning label to apply to the grill that shows how to properly install the hose and the regulator.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Guangdong Vanward Electric toll-free at (888) 584-3648 between 8 a.m. through 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s recall website at www.94227info.com

Source:  http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13028.html

Picture of recalled gas grill

Master Forge Gas Grill

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