Thursday, January 7, 2010

Sagittarius Sporting Goods Recalls Gas Grills Sold at Lowe's Stores 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 products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Master Forge Five-Burner Gas Grills

Units: About 10,000

Manufacturer: Sagittarius Sporting Goods, of China

Importer: L G Sourcing Inc., of North Wilkesboro, N.C.

Hazard: The flexible rubber hose on the LP gas tank can come into contact with burner box, causing the hose to melt and rupture when the grill is lit. This poses a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of two complaints of the hose melting and rupturing. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Master Forge five-burner, stainless steel gas grills. The name "Master Forge" is on the grill hood. The model number L3218 is located on a label inside the left front door of the grill.

Sold exclusively at: Lowe's stores nationwide from September 2009 through November 2009 for about $500.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled grills and contact Sagittarius to obtain a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sagittarius at (800) 444-6742 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday.

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