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

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --  Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Recall Summary

Name of Product:  Char-Broil® Gas Patio Bistro® Grills

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

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

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

Recall Details

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

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/34881r-eng.php

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Media Contact
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CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
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Times: 8 a.m.5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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