Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Fiesta Recalls to Inspect and Repair Gas Grills Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

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: Blue Ember Gas Grills

Units: About 47,000

Importer: Fiesta Gas Grills, of Dickson, Tenn.

Manufacturers: Keesung Manufacturing Co. Ltd. and Unisplendor Corp., of China

Hazard: The gas grills can be assembled improperly exposing the gas burner hoses to excessive heat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Fiesta has received 14 reports of grill fires. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recall involves Blue Ember liquid propane (LP) or natural gas outdoor grills. The recalled model and serial numbers are listed below. The model and serial numbers are printed on a rating plate label on the rear of the grill. The cabinet style grill has two doors and is silver-colored and black or silver-colored and gray. "Blue Ember" is printed on the grill's hood.

Model Numbers: FG50057 or FG50069
Serial Numbers: 08K018821-08K018948, 08K043658-008K043785, 08K018309-08K018692, 08K018693-08K018820, 08K044554-08K044681, 08K054921-08K056968, 08K026501-08K033172, 08K052233-08K053512, 08K057481-08K057864, 08K057765-08K060045, 08K033317-08K038068, 08K040117-08K042708, 08K044572-08K047883, 08K048790-08K051669, 08K000001-08K000640, 08K007425-08K007808, 08K053641-08K054920, 08K000641-08K000768, 08U042773-08U046804 08K006915-08K007042, 08K044042-08K044297, 08K048396-08K048523, 08K007299-08K007426, 08K044298-08K044425, 08K018949-08K019332, 08K016003-08K016258, 08K017797-08K017924, 08K044426-08K044553, 08K048268-08K048395, 08K017925-08K018052, 08K042277-08K042634, 08K015875-08K016002, 08K053385-08K053640, 08K007043-08K007298, 08K038069-08K038196, 08K051926-08K052052, 08K060193-08K060320

Sold at: Various home centers and retailers nationwide from November 2007 through June 2008 for about $450.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the grills, and inspect the burner hoses to make sure they have been properly assembled. If the hose is to the rear of the installed heat shield, the grill has been improperly assembled and consumers should contact Fiesta for replacement hoses, assembly instructions, and if necessary, for assistance in examining the grill.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fiesta toll-free at (866) 740-7849 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.fiestagasgrills.com (note: this is a .doc document), or email the firm at mnorman@fiestagasgrills.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09020.html

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