Meco Corp. in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recalls of about 98,000 Aussie(TM) Gas Grills. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
The regulators on these gas grills, the component that controls the amount of gas released to the burner, can leak propane when the propane cylinder is connected and open, and the grill is not in use. This poses a risk of fire and burn injuries. There have been 10 reports of gas leaks. No injuries have been reported. There has been one report of a fire causing property damage. The grills were sold at grocery, department, hardware and other retail stores nationwide from December 2003 through December 2004 for between U.S. $100 and $480.
The recall involves certain Aussie(TM) Gas Grills in the Bonza, Bushman and Bondi series, which have "Aussie(TM)" found on the front panel and the series name found on the control panel. Regulator assemblies on these grills have date codes of 2704 and lower. The regulator is attached to the side of the grills. The model number and serial number of the grill can be found on the back of the grill or on the sides of the control panel.
The recall includes grills with the following model numbers and serial number ranges: model number 7362K3XM11 serial number range 0000001 through 0000760, model number 7720.1.641 serial number range 0005559 through 0055583, model number 7462K3XB11 serial number range 0000001 through 0000155, model number 7830.3.641
serial number range 0000001 through 0006492, model number 7462K3XM51 serial number range 0000001 through 0000917, model number 7710.1.641, serial number range 0071582 through 0089666, model number 7820.3.641 serial number range 0001801 through 0018329, model number 7362K3XB41 serial number range 0000001 through 0000289, model number 7362K3XG51 serial number range 0000001 through 0003804, model number 7362K3XM51 serial number range 0000001 through 0000860.
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