Fire and Burn Hazards Prompt Recall of Gas Grills Sold at Lowes Stores
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Perfect Flame SLG Series Gas Grills
Units: About 663,000 in the United States and about 1,700 in Canada
Importer: L G Sourcing, Inc., of North Wilkesboro, N.C.
Manufacturer: Lucas Innovation Inc., of China
Hazard: The burners can deteriorate causing irregular flames and the lids of some models can catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to the consumer.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received about 40 reports of fires from the burners deteriorating and about 23 reports of the lids catching fire. The firm is aware of one report of an eye injury requiring surgery and 21 incidents of minor burns to the hands, arms or face.
Description: The recalled grills are SLG series Perfect Flame brand outdoor propane or natural gas grills. The grills are stainless steel and painted black or gray metal. The model numbers affected by this recall are listed below. The model number can be found in the compartment under the cooking chamber. No other Perfect Flame model numbers are included in this recall.
Model Replacement Burners Replacement Lid SLG2006B Yes No SLG2006BN Yes No SLG2006C Yes No SLG2006CN Yes No SLG2007A Yes Yes SLG2007B Yes Yes SLG2007BN Yes Yes SLG2007D Yes No SLG2007DN Yes No SLG2008A Yes Yes Sold exclusively at: Lowes retail outlets nationwide from September 2005 through May 2009 for between $200 and $550 (U.S.) and in Canada from December 2007 through May 2009 for between $200 and $250 (CAN).
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact L G Sourcing to receive free replacement burners and, depending on the model of the grill owned, a free replacement lid.
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