March 23, 1998
Release # 98-085
|CPSC: Ken Giles
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1184
CPSC and Sunbeam Products Inc. Announce Recall of
Gas Grills With Side Burners
WASHINGTON, D.C. -
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Sunbeam Products
Inc., of Neosho Mo., is recalling for repair about 1,800 GrillmasterTM gas grills with
side burners. The side burner's propane gas hose can twist up toward the aluminum casting
of the grill, causing overheating and melting of the hose. Gas leakage or a fire could
result from the hose damage.
Sunbeam Products received four complaints from consumers who requested replacement hoses
due to damage caused from the heat of the grill casting. There have been no reports of gas
leakage, fire or injury associated with these grills.
The recalled grills are black and have a side burner for cooking, similar to a gas-range
stove top. The models number of these grills are GG 461 EPB, GG 560 EPB, HG 560 EPB and GG
560 EPBS. The complete model numbers can be found on the assembly instructions and parts
list. Either "461" or "560" also is located on the front of the grill
next to the instrument panel, under the word, "GRILLMASTER."
Mass merchandise stores, such as Bradlees, Caldor, The Home Depot and Wal-Mart sold the
grills nationwide between October 1997 and February 1998 for about $240.
Consumers should stop using the recalled grills immediately and call Sunbeam toll-free at
(888) 892-8150 anytime to receive a free retrofit kit. The retrofit kit contains a wire
bracket guard and instructions for easy installation that will correctly position the side
burner's propane gas hose.
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