Thursday, August 7, 2008

Fire and Burn Hazards Prompt Recall of Gas Grills Sold at Lowe's Stores

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.

Name of Product: Perfect Flame Double Lid Four Burner Gas Grills

Units: About 24,000

Retailer: Lowe's Home Centers, Inc., of North Wilkesboro, N.C. and Lowe's HIW, Inc., of Tukwila, Wash.

Manufacturer: Lucas Innovation Inc., of China

Hazard: The cooking chamber of the grill can melt and/or ignite, posing a risk of fires and burn injuries to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been 175 reports of grill fires and 25 reports of grills melting, some of which resulted in minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Perfect Flame brand grills, Model GAC3615 four burner LP gas grills. The grill has two lids. "Perfect Flame" is printed on the larger lid. The model number, serial number, and date code are printed on a label on the right side cart frame panel. The following serial numbers and date codes are included in this recall.

Model Number: GAC3615

Date Code: Serial Number

KU (July 07): 000001 - 001278, 001282 - 001423

KV (Aug. 07): 001424 - 001849, 001855 - 005404

KW (Sept. 07): 005405 - 006540, 006548 - 009671, 010299 - 010440

KX (Oct. 07): 010005 - 010297, 010441 - 014305, 014322 - 017164

KY (Nov. 07): 017165 - 020714, 020715 - 022856

KZ (Dec. 07): 022859 - 023284, 024301 - 025862

Sold exclusively at: Lowe's stores nationwide from October 2007 through July 2008 for about $300.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled grills, disconnect the propane tanks, and return the grills without the propane tanks to any Lowe's store to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lucas Innovation toll-free at (877) 385-8226 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit

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