Recall: Outdoor Gas Fire Pits
On 2006-10-05, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Outdoor Gas Fire Pits due to a potential fire & burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2005 for about $400.00 to $1400.00.
About 20,000 units are involved in this Agio International fire pit recall. Instance(s) of fires, property damage have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 3rd recall of products in the Fire Pits & Heaters category in 2006.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 300,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
If the regulator hose for the propane cylinder contacts the burner during use, the hose can rupture, presenting a risk of a fire outside of the unit.
Instance(s) of fires, property damage have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The fire pit is an outdoor gas fire pit with a surrounding housing that serves as a table. The fire pits were sold in various shapes and sizes, including oval, hexagonal, round and octagonal. They have various style table tops, including real and faux marble, slate, ceramic or stone. The bases of the fire pits have various styles, including mountain stone, field stone, flag stone, cobblestone, stucco, brick and wicker. The model number 98500 or 98500A is printed on the top of the label on the side of the sliding drawer holding the propane tank, or, on some models, on the back of the hinged door that lifts up to get to the propane tank.
These items were sold new+ at Costco, BJ's, Home Depot Expo Design Center, Lowe's and other stores nationwide, and by various on-line retailers, from September 2005 through July 2006 for between $400 and $1,400.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should stop using the fire pits immediately, and contact Agio to receive a free repair, which consists of a tie that will keep the regulator hose from contacting the burner, and instructions.
For more information, contact Agio-USA, the recall coordinator, at (800)598-6532 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.agio-usa.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Agio has received eight reports of hoses rupturing, including three reports of fire. Two of these fires resulted in minor damage to decks. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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