June 26, 1996
Release # 96-153
|CPSC: Kate Premo
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187
CPSC and Char-Broil Announce Recall to Repair
Table Top Grills
WASHINGTON,D.C. - In
cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Char-Broil of
Columbus, Ga., is announcing a voluntary recall to replace the regulators on about 1.2
million Char-Broil table top LP gas grills (Model 1200). If dirt, sand, or other debris
becomes lodged in the grill's regulator valve, the regulator may appear to be shut off
when it's not. Gas may continue to flow through the regulator, building up over time. If
consumers try to relight the grill after LP gas has built up, the grill could burst into
flames or explode.
Char-Broil and CPSC are not aware of any injuries involving these grills. This recall is
being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
The black steel tabletop grills measure approximately 11 inches wide, 18 inches long, and
nine inches deep (when closed). The grills are packaged with a silver metal grill shelf
and two V-shaped metal stands in a brown cardboard box labeled in part, "Char-Broil
...Portable Tabletop LP Gas Grill ...Model 1200."
Hardware and home supply stores, including Ace Hardware, Best Buy, and Home Depot, sold
the grills nationwide from January 1992 to March 1996 for about $30.
Consumers who own these grills should call Char-Broil at (800) 241-7548. Char-Broil will
send consumers a new, free replacement regulator with an internal filter which will help
prevent debris from interfering with the regulator.
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