Char-Broil Recalls Gas Grills with Faulty Temperature Gauges
Mar 11, 2004
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In cooperation with the The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Char-Broil of Columbus, GA, U.S. announced voluntary recalls of 108,000 of its Char-Broil(R) Gas Grills.

The recalled grills need to have their temperature gauges replaced. The company reported that if moisture gets inside the temperature gauge, the glass cover on the gauge can break, posing a risk of injury to people nearby. Char-Broil is aware of at least 30 reports of the gauges breaking, including 12 incidents of consumers who reported minor injuries. The gauges were manufactured by Grand Hall Enterprise Co., Ltd. of Taiwan.

The products involved in the recall are outdoor, gas barbeque grills from the company's Commercial Series, Professional Series, and Stainless Steel Series. The Commercial Series models are constructed from both painted metal and stainless steel. The Professional Series and Stainless Steel Series models are made of stainless steel.

The recalled Commercial Series gas grills have model numbers 4632210, 4632215, 463221503, and 463231503. These grills are sold with three main burners, with or without a side burner, and either a metal front panel or a cabinet with doors.

The recalled Professional Series gas grills have model numbers 4632235, 4632236, 4632240, and 4632241. These grills are sold as LP or natural gas, three or four main burners, with or without a side burner, and a cabinet with doors.

The recalled Stainless Steel Series by Char-Broil gas grill has model number 4632220. This grill is sold with three main burners and an open Stainless Steel Cart.

The grills were sold at hardware, home improvement, appliance stores, and specialty dealers in the U.S. The Commercial Series grills sold from January 2002 through November 2003 for between U.S. $450 and $500; the Professional Series grills sold from February 2002 through November 2003 for between $800 and $1,000; and the Stainless Steel Series grills sold from January 2002 through May 2003 for $700.

The appliances were manufactured in China. Consumers were advised to contact Char-Broil to receive a free replacement temperature gauge and should stop using the grill until the gauge has been installed.

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