Master Forge Recalls Gas Grills
Improper connection of the gas hose could pose a fire and burn hazards
Friday, November 9, 2012
LG Sourcing of North Wilkesboro, NC, is calling about 37,000 Master Forge gas grills.
If improperly installed, the hose connecting the gas tank and regulator to the burner control can touch the burner box and cause the hose to melt and rupture when the grill is lit. This poses a fire and burn hazard.
There have been two reports of hoses melting and rupturing, but no reports of injuries.
This recall involves Master Forge four-burner gas grills with a single-door base. "Master Forge" is written on the grill's hood. The model number GD4825 is located on a label inside the door of the grill's base. "Item 94227" is written on the cover of the instruction manual.
The grills, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at: Lowe's stores nationwide from November 2011 through May 2012 for about $270.
Consumers should immediately stop using the grill and inspect it to make sure that the gas hose runs along the outside of the grill cabinet and passes through the round hole in the side panel. Consumers should contact Guangdong Vanward Electric for revised instructions and a warning label to apply to the grill that shows how to properly install the hose and the regulator.
For additional information, consumers should contact Guangdong Vanward Electric toll-free at (888) 584-3648 between 8 a.m. through 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.