Masterbuilt Manufacturing Recalls Electric Smokers Due to Fire Hazard
WASHINGTON, July 18, 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.
Name of Product: Electric Smokehouse Smokers
Hazard: The wood chip tray can fail to slide securely into the smoker, causing the wood to combust and the smoker's cabinet door to blow open, posing a fire hazard.
Consumer Contact: Masterbuilt Manufacturing at (800) 489-1581 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.masterbuilt.com and click on Contact on the top right hand corner of the page for more information.
Units: About 11,000
Description: The upright electric smoker is a rectangular, black matte colored cabinet with a stainless steel door with a glass window. The smokers were sold with a remote control and have a control panel on the top front of the unit. The 20070312 model smoker measures about 32- inches high by 17-inches wide by 15-inches deep. The 20070512 model smoker measures about 40 inches high by 22-inches wide by 16-inches deep. Model number 20070312 or 20070512 is printed on the serial plate located on the rear panel of the smoker. The smokers have a screen printed Masterbuilt logo on the window and on the serial plate.
Incidents/Injuries: Masterbuilt has received six reports of fires occurring in the smoker causing the door to blow open. No injuries were reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled smokers and contact Masterbuilt Manufacturing for a free repair kit.
Sold at: Bass Pro Shops and Cabelas stores nationwide from May 2012 through August 2012 for between $270 and $430.
Manufacturer: Masterbuilt Manufacturing Inc. of Columbus, Ga.
Manufactured in: China
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