|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 4, 1998
Release # 98-104
|Company Phone Number:(800) 668-5323
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Ken Giles, (301) 504-7052
CPSC and Keanall Products Inc. Announce Recall of Deluxe Grill Rocks
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Keanall Products Inc., of Ardmore, Tenn., is recalling approximately 4,200 packages of Deluxe Grill Rocks, used as replacement briquettes in gas grills. The rocks can break apart when heated, possibly causing pieces to be ejected from the grill, and resulting in burns to nearby consumers.
Keanall Products is aware of seven incidents where these rocks fractured and pieces were ejected from the grill. One consumer sustained minor burns.
The Deluxe Grill Rocks are pyramid shaped and reddish brown in color. The product is available for sale in a box containing approximately 54 pieces. The package reads, "GRILL Care gourmet series...DELUXE GRILL ROCKS...Continually cleans as you cook -- virtually maintenance free." Much of the wording on the package is in English, French and Spanish. The packages also show a photo of shrimp cooking on a grill. The Deluxe Grill Rocks being recalled were manufactured by CharmBrik & Stone Inc. in Mexico.
Wal-Mart retail stores nationwide sold the Deluxe Grill Rocks between January 1998 and April 1998 for about $10.
Consumers should stop using these Deluxe Grill Rocks immediately, and return them to the store where purchased for a refund, or call Keanall toll-free to return the product using the company's overnight mail account. For more information, consumers should call Keanall toll-free at (800) 668-5323 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m EDT on Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m EDT on Sunday.
Deluxe Grill Rocks made in the United States are not subject to this recall.
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
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion 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 30 years.
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