Recall: Masterbuilt Electric Smokehouse Smokers
On 2013-07-18, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Masterbuilt Electric Smokehouse Smokers due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2012 for about $270 to $430.
About 10,000 units are involved in this Masterbuilt smoker recall. Instance(s) of fires have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st 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.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 489-1581
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What is the problem?
The wood chip tray can fail to slide securely into the smoker, causing the wood to combust and the smoker's cabinet door to blow open, posing a fire hazard.
Instance(s) of fires have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The upright electric smoker is a rectangular, black matte colored cabinet with a stainless steel door with a glass window. The smokers were sold with a remote control and have a control panel on the top front of the unit. The 20070312 model smoker measures about 32- inches high by 17-inches wide by 15-inches deep. The 20070512 model smoker measures about 40 inches high by 22-inches wide by 16-inches deep. Model number 20070312 or 20070512 is printed on the serial plate located on the rear panel of the smoker. The smokers have a screen printed Masterbuilt logo on the window and on the serial plate.
These items were sold new+ at Bass Pro Shops and Cabelas stores nationwide from May 2012 through August 2012 for between $270 and $430.
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 and unplug the recalled smokers and contact Masterbuilt Manufacturing for a free repair kit. NOTE: The remedy information provided by the CPSC in their original announcement is incorrect. The above information was provided by the manufacturer.
Masterbuilt Manufacturing at (800) 489-1581 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.masterbuilt.com and click on Contact on the top right hand corner of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Masterbuilt has received six reports of fires occurring in the smoker causing the door to blow open. No injuries were 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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