FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 11, 1999
Release # 99-109
CONTACT: Ken Giles
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1184
Kmart Announces Recall of Tru-Burn Portable LP Gas Grills
WASHINGTON, D.C. (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kmart Corporation, of Troy, Mich., is
recalling about 40,000 Tru-Burn Portable LP Gas Grills. The burner manifold connection can
separate during use, resulting in a flame outside the grill which could burn consumers and
ignite nearby combustibles.
CPSC is aware of one reported fire outside of a consumer's grill due to the manifold
connection separating during use. No injuries were reported.
The Tru-Burn Portable LP Gas Grill has a black porcelain paint finish with two
chrome-plated wire, steel legs. When assembled, the gas grill is about 18- inches long and
12-inches high. There are three rectangular-shaped handles, one attached to each end of
the grill's body and one attached to the lid. The box in which the grill was packaged is
labeled with UPC Code 024838170001 and Kmart Code 0-118731-116. Writing on the box
Kmart sold these portable grills nationwide through its Kmart stores from February 1996
through August 1998 for about $22.
Consumers should immediately stop using these grills and return them to a Kmart store for
a full refund. For more information, consumers should call Kmart toll-free at
The "BBQ-PRO" model portable gas grills which are currently being sold by Kmart
are not included in this recall.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from
unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the
agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for
information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or
CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand,
call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number.
Consumers can obtain this release and recall information or report product hazards to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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