Gas Grills Sold at Lowe's RecalledNov 19, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP
A large recall of Perfect Flame SLG Series Gas Grills has been initiated over fire and burn hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The recall involved about 663,000 Perfect Flame SLG Series Gas Grills in the United States and about 1,700 in Canada.
The Perfect Flame SLG Series Gas Grills were imported by L G Sourcing, Inc., of North Wilkesboro, North Carolina and were manufactured by Lucas Innovation Inc., of China. The recall was implemented because the burners can deteriorate, causing irregular flames and the lids of some models to catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to the consumer. To date, the firm has received about 40 reports of fires from the burners deteriorating and about 23 reports of the lids catching fire. The firm is aware of one report of an eye injury requiring surgery and 21 incidents of minor burns to the hands, arms, or face.
The recalled grills are SLG series “Perfect Flame” brand outdoor propane or natural gas grills. The grills are stainless steel and painted black or gray metal. The model numbers affected by this recall are listed below. The model number can be found in the compartment under the cooking chamber. No other Perfect Flame model numbers are included in this recall. All of the grills in this recall were sold with replacement burners:
No replacement lid, model numbers:
With replacement lid, model numbers:
The recalled Perfect Flame SLG Series Gas Grills were sold exclusively at Lowe’s retail outlets nationwide from September 2005 through May 2009 for between $200 and $550 (U.S.) and in Canada from December 2007 through May 2009 for between $200 and $250 (CAN).
The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the product and contact L G Sourcing to receive free replacement burners and, depending on the model of the grill owned, a free replacement lid. L G Sourcing can be reached, toll-free, at 1-888-840-9590 anytime, or at its Website at www.lowes.com
Of note, this is just one of many recalls and issues on which we have written concerning defective products, food, and medicines imported into this country from China. Such defective imports have been making headlines in recent years; the Perfect Flame SLG Series Gas Grills recall is just another of many such issues. In 2008, nearly 80 percent of all product recalls in the U.S. involved imports from China. Products such as dog food, baby formula, toys with lead paint, and even pharmaceuticals like heparin have been found to have been made with toxic materials and other counterfeit ingredients that have long put American consumers at significant risk. Also making news is the ongoing and massive Chinese drywall disaster involving imports from that country.