Aug 10, 2000Williams-Sonoma Recalls Portable
Francisco, CA (SafetyAlerts) -
Williams- Sonoma Inc., has announced a voluntary recall of about 950 portable propane gas
grills, called the Suitcase Grill. The grills can be difficult or impossible to turn off
and the temperature control can malfunction. This poses fire, burn, and explosion hazards
Williams-Sonoma and CPSC have received two reports of consumers being unable to shut off
the propane gas flow. No injuries have been reported.
The grill is made of rust-resistant stainless steel and folds like a suitcase, with
built-in handles. It measures 23 inches long by 8 inches high. The grill has a 20,000-BTU
propane-gas burner with adjustable temperature controls. The control is a black round knob
with white writing that reads in part "HIGH, LOW, MED, OFF". A label on the
grill reads "Model #15-3597291, READ INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE LIGHTING, and MADE IN
Williams-Sonoma stores, in addition to the Williams-Sonoma catalog and web site, sold the
grills nationwide from March 2000 through July 2000 for about $200.
Consumers should stop using the grills immediately, and return them to Williams-Sonoma for
a full refund and a $50 gift certificate. The firm will reimburse consumers for shipping,
and will retrieve the grills from consumers' homes, upon request. For additional
information, contact Williams-Sonoma toll free at (888) 779-5173 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
PT Monday through Saturday.
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