About 37,000 gas grills sold exclusively at Lowe’s stores nationwide have been recalled amid concerns that the hose connected to the gas tank may melt, posing a fire hazard that may result in burns for consumers.
The Master Forge Gas Grills recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on November 6, after at least two reports were received of the hose melting and rupturing when the grill was lit.
The hose connects the gas tank and the regulator to the burner control. As a result of an apparent design defect, the hose may touch the burner box if not installed properly and cause the hose to melt and rupture when the grill is lit.
Lowes sold the grills at stores across the nation from November 2011 through May 2012 for about $270.
The recalled grills feature four-burners with a single door base and have “Master Forge” written on the hood. The model number GD4825 is located on a tag inside the door of the grill and “Item 94227” is displayed on the instruction manual.
The manufacturer is advising consumers to stop using these products immediately and inspect the grill to ensure that the gas hose runs along the outside of the grill cabinet and through the round hole in the side panel so the hose cannot touch the burner box.
For revised instructions and a warning label consumer should contact Guangdong Vanward Electric toll free at (888) 584-3648 or visit the firm’s website at http://www.94227info.com.