Grills Recalled Due to Fire HazardJun 1, 2006 | www.firechief.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Nexgrill Industries Inc., of City of Industry, Calif., has announced a voluntary recall of about 16,000 gas grills.
The 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. Nexgrill has received more than 30 incident reports, including 28 fires, three hoses melting, two cases of property damage, and four injuries.
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.
The grills were 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. Consumers with the grills included in the recall should stop using them immediately and contact Nexgrill to receive a free, self-installation retrofit heat shield assembly.
For more information, contact Nexgrill toll-free at 888-361-0888 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at www.nexgrill.net.