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

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product because the product could cause personal injuries or death due to product liability. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product:

Char-Broil® Gas Patio Bistro® Grills

Hazard:

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

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.

Description

The recall involves two Char-Broil® Gas Patio Bistro® 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®” and “Patio Bistro®” 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:

Model Name Model Number(s)
Char-Broil® Gas Patio Bistro® 240 Full Size 11601558, 11601558-A1,
12601558 and 12601558-A2
Char-Broil® Gas Patio Bistro® 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.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the grills and contact Char-Broil for instructions on how to order and install a free repair kit.

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

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