September 25, 2003CPSC, Marshall Gas Controls Announce
Recall of LP-Gas Regulators Used on Gas Grills
The U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary
cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled
products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Marshall Gas Controls Model 451 and 452 LP-Gas regulators
on Char-Broil®, Kenmore®, and Thermos® brand LP-Gas Grills shipped to
retailers between April 15, 2003 and May 6, 2003.
Distributor: Marshall Gas Controls, a division of S.H. Leggitt Company of
San Marcos, Texas
Hazard: Some of these regulators were assembled with an undersized seat disc
that could become dislodged and leak propane gas. Propane gas is highly
flammable and could ignite causing a fire or explosion. Consumers should
immediately close the valve on the service cylinder if LP-Gas leakage is
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: These low-pressure regulators control petroleum gas pressure in
gas grills. The regulators are used with Char-Broil®, Kenmore® and Thermos®
brand gas grills. There are two model gas regulators involved in the recall.
Model 451 is a single outlet regulator used on grills with traditional
burners in the main box. Model 452 is a dual outlet regulator used on grills
with a side burner adjacent to the main box. The regulators have date codes
printed on the valve body. Date codes included in the recall are
13-03/03-13, 14-03/03-14, 15-03/03-15, 16-03/03-16, 17-03/03-17 and
Sold at: Home and appliance stores nationwide from April 2003 through May
Manufactured in: The grills and the regulators were manufactured in the USA.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately close the valve on the service cylinder
if LP-gas leakage is detected and contact the Grill Service Center to
receive a free replacement regulator. For brand and model information
contact the Grill Service Center or visit the commission's Web site at
Consumer Contact: Call the Grill Service Center at (800) 241-7548 anytime.
Media Contact: Mark Ross for Marshall Gas Controls at (512) 396-0707, Alex
Gafford for Char-Broil® and Thermos® at (800) 352-4111 ext. 6356, and Larry
Costello for Kenmore® at (847)286-9036.