Recall: Scout and Ranger Portable Wood Pellet Grills
On 2018-09-25, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Scout and Ranger Portable Wood Pellet Grills due to a potential Fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2018 for about $300 to $400.
About 20,000 units are involved in this portable wood pellet grills recall. 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 2018.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
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What is the problem?
Grease can leak from the drip tray, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves the Scout and Ranger portable wood-pellet fueled grills. The portable grills are black-metal rectangular boxes with a clamshell opening for access to the grill. The grills are marked with the word "Traeger" and the Scout model also has an image of mountains on the top of the grill. The Scout has a curved silver handle on the front of the grill with a round dial to adjust the temperature. The Ranger has a straight silver handle on the front of the grill with a push-button touchpad to adjust the temperature. The grills are about 21 inches long, 20 inches wide, and 13 inches high. The Scout weighs about 45 pounds and the Ranger weighs about 60 pounds including its cast iron griddle.
These items were sold new+ at Costco, Ace Hardware stores, other stores nationwide, and online from March 2018 through July 2018 for between $300 and $400.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled grills and contact Traeger Grills for a free replacement grill, free replacement drip tray to repair the grill, or a full refund.
Traeger Grills at 800-872-3437 from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. PT, Monday through Sunday, at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.traegergrills.com and click on Product Safety for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received six reports of grease fires in the grill. 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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