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Your Old Flame: CPSC Recalls Outdoor Gas Grills

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, along with Health Canada, recently announced a product recall of propane gas grills and natural gas grills sold at Lowe's.

The recall includes the Perfect Flame SLG Series Gas Grills imported by LG Sourcing, Inc. and made in China. There are about 663 units in the US and about 1,700 in Canada.

The danger posed by these grills goes well beyond the overcooked hamburger. Lowe's has received about 40 reports of fires from the burners deteriorating and about 23 reports of the lids of some models catching fire. These incidents have lead to one serious eye injury and 21 incidents of minor burns to the hands, eyes and face.

The specifics on the recall unit are:

  • SLG series "Perfect Flame" outdoor propane or natural gas grills in stainless steel and black or grey metal.
  • Model numbers under recall are SLG2006B, 2006BN, 2006C and 2006CN, 2007A, 2007B, 2007BN, 2007D, 2007DN, 2008A.
  • These models were sold only at U. S. Lowe's retail stores between Sept. 2005 and May 2009, and in Canada from Dec. 2007 to May 2009.

Consumers are asked to immediately stop using the product and contact LG Sourcing to receive free replacement burners and, depending on the model, a free replacement lid.

To contact Lowe's about this recall consumers may call 888.840.9590 or go to www.Lowes.com.  To report an incident or injury to the CPSC go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx or call 800.638.2772.  

To see the full text of the recall notice go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10043.html.

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