CPSC and Keanall Products Inc. Announce Recall of Deluxe Grill Rocks

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.

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