|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 1, 2006
Nexgrill's Recall Hotline: (888) 361-0888
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Note: There is subsequent press release regarding the firm being fined for failing to report a defect with the grill in a timely manner.
Nexgrill Industries Gas Grills Recalled Due to Fire Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Nexgrill Gas Grills
Units: About 16,000
Manufacturer: Nexgrill Industries Inc., of City of Industry, Calif.
Hazard: The gas grill has a hose that connects the propane tank to the burner manifold. If this hose runs up too close to the firebox, the heat can cause the hose to detach from the burner manifold, causing a gas leak and a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Nexgrill has received 31 incident reports, including 28 fires, three hoses melting, two cases of property damage, and four injuries.
Description: The recalled product is the Nexgrill Model 720-0025 Gas Grill. The stainless steel grill is designed to be used with propane gas. The name of the grill is located at the left corner of the exterior of the main burner lid. The serial number is printed on the CSA sticker which is located behind the door. A temperature gauge is located at the center of the main burner lid.
Sold at: Target, Costco Canada, H-E-B, Chase-Pitkin, and Gander Mountain stores nationwide from December 2003 through March 2005 for between $499 to $599.
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the gas grill immediately and contact Nexgrill to receive a free, self-installation retrofit heat shield assembly.
Consumer Contact: Call Nexgrill toll-free at (888) 361-0888 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or log on to the company's Web site at http://nexgrill0025.serorder.com
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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