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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

Kmart Announces Recall of Tru-Burn Portable LP Gas GrillsWASHINGTON, 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 includes, "TRU-BURN."

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 1-800-63KMART anytime.

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 info@cpsc.gov.

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