Sunday, July 01, 2007

5/1/07 Recalls Char-Broil Gas Grills from Big Lots, Central Sprinkler O-Ring

1. Char-Broil Recalls Two-Burner Gas Grills Sold Exclusively at Big
Lots Stores Due to Fire, Burn Hazard
2. August Deadline Set for End to Central Sprinkler O-Ring Sprinkler
Recall

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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2007
Release #07-170

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 671-7988
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Char-Broil Recalls Two-Burner Gas Grills Sold Exclusively at Big Lots
Stores Due to Fire, Burn Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Char-Broil Two-Burner Gas Grills Model 463720407

Units: About 600

Importer: Char-Broil LLC, of Columbus, Ga.

Manufacturer: Winmax, of China

Hazard: The recalled grills could have an incorrect heat shield that
does not fit the grills. Without the correct heat shield, the propane
tank, hose, and regulator could overheat and damage these components,
presenting a risk of fire and burn to consumers, if a propane leak
occurs.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported. Five consumers have received grills
without the correct heat shield.

Description: Only Char-Broil gas grills with model number 463720407 are
included in the recall. This is a two-burner 360 square inch cooking
surface gas grill with a 170 square inch swing-away rack, two side
shelves and a condiment basket. Char-Broil's logo is on the top of the
lid of the grill. The serial number is located on the white rating label
on the back of the upper front panel of the grill. The serial numbers
range from G305040611002821 to G305040611003420.

Sold at: Big Lots stores nationwide from January 2007 through March 2007
for about $115 and $130.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should inspect their grill to determine whether the
heat shield is properly installed. If the heat shield is missing or
cannot be installed per instructions, stop using the grill and
immediately contact Char-Broil. Char-Broil will send the consumer, free
of charge, the correct heat shield and installation instructions.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Char-Broil
toll-free at (866) 671-7988 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through
Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.charbroil.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the
recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07170.html

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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2007
Release #07-169

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 871-3492
CPSC Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Julie Vallese, (301) 504-7908

August Deadline Set for End to Central Sprinkler O-Ring Sprinkler Recall
Property Owners Should Act Now To Request Replacement of Sprinkler Heads

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
and Central Sprinkler Company are urging residential and commercial
property owners who have O-ring sprinklers covered under the
previously-announced recall and have not yet filed a claim to replace
them, to contact Central Sprinkler immediately. Home and commercial
property owners need to submit their claim within the next 120 days, as
the program for receiving free replacement heads will end on August 31,
2007.

The voluntary replacement program (VRP), which was first announced in
July 2001, included about 35 million O-ring fire sprinklers manufactured
by Central Sprinkler, Gem Sprinkler Company and Star Sprinkler Inc. due
to a concern that some O-ring sprinklers might not operate in a fire
situation. To participate in the replacement sprinkler program, property
owners must submit "Proof of Claim" and "Waiver and Release of Claims"
forms to Central Sprinkler Company postmarked by August 31, 2007. Valid
claims received prior to the deadline will qualify for free replacement
sprinkler heads and installation services.

Consumers can obtain additional information on identifying the
sprinklers covered by this recall and instructions on filing a claim by
visiting www.sprinklerreplacement.com or by calling Central Sprinkler at
(800) 871-3492 anytime. For a full list of sprinkler heads involved in
the recall, consumers can view CPSC's previous press release at
www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01201.html

This deadline relates only to the Central Sprinkler O-ring sprinkler
recall announced on July 19, 2001. It does not involve additional models
of sprinklers other than those named in July 2001. Building owners who
already have: (1) had replacement sprinklers installed by Central
Sprinkler; (2) submitted a claim to Central Sprinkler that has been
deemed complete and installation of the replacement heads is pending; or
(3) confirmed that their sprinkler heads are not covered by the Central
Sprinkler VRP, need not take any further action under the VRP. Building
owners who have previously submitted an incomplete claim will be sent a
reminder notice requiring them to send in any missing information or
materials by the August 31 deadline or else their claim will be void.

Central Sprinkler urges all other building owners to consult with their
fire sprinkler installer and/or check their system records as soon as
possible to determine whether their sprinkler heads are covered by this
program.

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