|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 10, 2003
Release # 03-180
|Company Phone Number: (866) 249-3237
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Weber-Stephen Products Announce Recall of 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: Summit Gas Grills and Vieluxe Gas Grills
Units: 43,000 (Summit); 1,450 (Vieluxe)
Manufacturer: Weber-Stephen Products Co., of Palatine, Ill.
Hazard: The glass cover and components on the grill's thermometer can break, posing a risk of injury to the user or those nearby.
Incidents/Injuries: The company has received five reports of thermometers breaking, resulting in two injuries.
Description: The Summit Gas Grills are stainless steel and have model numbers 5210001, 5310001, 5220001, 5320001, 5230001, 5330001, 5260001, 5360001, 5270001, 5370001, 5290001, and 5390001, with serial numbers beginning with the letters DT. The model and serial number is located on the outside right panel of the storage cart. The Summit grills are sold as either a four-burner Silver series or six-burner Gold series. The private labeled Vieluxe Gas Grills have model numbers 360201, 360102, 370201, 370102 and 370299, with serial numbers beginning with the letters DA, DU, and DT. The model and serial number is located inside of the side access door on the right side of the grill. The grills are sold as either a four-burner 44-inch model or a six-burner 56-inch model, are made of high-grade stainless steel, and are equipped with a rear-mounted infrared burner and rotisserie device. Weber grills with a brand name other than Vieluxe or Summit are not included in this recall.
Sold at: Hardware, home improvement and appliance stores and specialty dealers nationwide sold the Summit from August 2002 through August 2003 for between $900 and $1,700 and the Vieluxe from January 2001 through July 2003 for between $4,000 and $6,000.
Manufactured in: United States.
Remedy: Contact Weber-Stephen to receive a free replacement thermometer. Consumers should not use the grill until the replacement thermometer has been installed in accordance with the instructions.
Consumer Contact: Call Weber-Stephen toll-free at (866) 249-3237 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.weber.com.
Media Contact: Nancy Misch, Weber-Stephen, at (847) 202-2773.
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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