CPSC, Marshall Gas Controls Announce Recall of LP-Gas Regulators Used on Gas Grills

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 25, 2003
Release # 03-196
Company Phone Number: (800) 241-7548
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

CPSC, Marshall Gas Controls Announce Recall of LP-Gas Regulators Used on Gas Grills

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Marshall Gas Controls Model 451 and 452 LP-Gas regulators on Char-Broil®, Kenmore®, and Thermos® brand LP-Gas Grills shipped to retailers between April 15, 2003 and May 6, 2003.

Units: 35,000

Distributor: Marshall Gas Controls, a division of S.H. Leggitt Company of San Marcos, Texas

Hazard: Some of these regulators were assembled with an undersized seat disc that could become dislodged and leak propane gas. Propane gas is highly flammable and could ignite causing a fire or explosion. Consumers should immediately close the valve on the service cylinder if LP-Gas leakage is detected.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: These low-pressure regulators control petroleum gas pressure in gas grills. The regulators are used with Char-Broil®, Kenmore® and Thermos® brand gas grills. There are two model gas regulators involved in the recall. Model 451 is a single outlet regulator used on grills with traditional burners in the main box. Model 452 is a dual outlet regulator used on grills with a side burner adjacent to the main box. The regulators have date codes printed on the valve body. Date codes included in the recall are 13-03/03-13, 14-03/03-14, 15-03/03-15, 16-03/03-16, 17-03/03-17 and 18-03/03-18.

BrandModelModel Number
CHAR-BROIL® "Quick Set"






"Big Easy"


"Patio Caddie"
463531503
463531703
463631703
463713303
463728403
463731803

463823303
463826803

475496003
KENMORE® "Wide Body"



"Diamond Flame"
415.162020
415.162040
415.162060

415.162050
THERMOS® "Quick Set" 461631603
461631903
461633803
461733803



Sold at: Home and appliance stores nationwide from April 2003 through May 2003.

Manufactured in: The grills and the regulators were manufactured in the USA.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately close the valve on the service cylinder if LP-gas leakage is detected and contact the Grill Service Center to receive a free replacement regulator. For brand and model information contact the Grill Service Center or visit the commission's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

Consumer Contact: Call the Grill Service Center at (800) 241-7548 anytime.

Media Contact: Mark Ross for Marshall Gas Controls at (512) 396-0707, Alex Gafford for Char-Broil® and Thermos® at (800) 352-4111 ext. 6356, and Larry Costello for Kenmore® at (847)286-9036.

Picture of Recalled LP-Gas Regulator

Picture of Recalled LP-Gas Regulator