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Recall: Char-Broil Gas Patio Bistro Grills

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On 2013-08-15, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Char-Broil Gas Patio Bistro Grills due to a potential burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2010 for about $135 to $175.

About 70,000 units are involved in this Char-Broil grill recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 2nd recall of products in the Grills & Smokers category in 2013. Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls, involving about 2 million product units.

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Char-Broil Gas Patio Bistro Grills
Image of Recalled Char-Broil Gas Patio Bistro 240 Full Size 832735
Image of Recalled Rating label for full size 240 gas grill (located on bottom support at back of grill) 962324
Image of Recalled Char-Broil Gas Patio Bistro 180 Table Top 129569
Image of Recalled Rating label for table top 180 gas grill (located on bottom support at back of grill) 999842
Note: The recalling company may not have provided images for every model. Please review the detailed description below.

Company Contact Information:

Website: www.charbroil.com
Phone: (866) 671-7988

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What is the problem?

The electronic ignition on the grill can ignite unexpectedly, posing a burn hazard.

Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The recall involves two Char-Broil Gas Patio Bistro Grills: the model 240 Full Size grill and the model 180 Table Top grill.  Both are single-burner propane gas grills equipped with a battery-operated integrated electronic ignition and intended only for outdoor use. The grills have round black bodies with silver/aluminum trim.  The words "Char-Broil" and "Patio Bistro" are printed near the thermometer on the grill's lid and near the control knob on the front of the grill.  The grills have a rating label on the bottom support on the back of the unit that states "Char-Broil, LLC," the model number and other information.  The grills were sold with the following model numbers:

Model Name Model Number(s)
Char-Broil Gas Patio Bistro 240 Full Size 11601558, 11601558-A1,
12601558 and 12601558-A2
Char-Broil Gas Patio Bistro 180 Table Top 12601713

This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/34881r-eng.php

These items were sold new+ at Hardware stores and other retailers nationwide, including Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Sears, Target, True Value and online from Amazon.com from September 2010 to June 2013 for about for about $175 for the full size grill and $135 for the table top grill.

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 immediately stop using the grills and contact Char-Broil for instructions on how to order and install a free repair kit.

Char-Broil toll free at (866) 671-7988 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Saturday, or online at www.charbroil.com and click on Recalls at the bottom of the page.

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

Char-Broil has received 26 reports of the burner flame going out and then unexpectedly reigniting when the consumer turned the control knob to "OFF."  The 26 reports include four reports of burns, including one with burns to the nose, chin and hair, and seven other reports of "burned" or "singed" hair.  

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+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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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.

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