Gas Grills Recalled: Improper Assembly Can Burn Consumers

The CPSC is recalling Master Forge gas grills that can cause burns if improperly assembled.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling 37,000 Master Forge gas grills that, if improperly assembled, can pose a fire and burn hazard.

If not routed correctly along the outside of the grill, the hose connecting the gas tank and regulator to the burner control can melt and rupture when the grill is lit, which can cause injury and fire.

The product is manufactured by Guangdong Vanward Electric Co. of China, which has received two reports of melting and rupturing hoses. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled Master Forge Gas Grills were sold exclusively at Lowe’s stores nationwide from November 2011 through May 2012 for $270. If you own a recalled grill, stop using it. Then make sure the hose is properly installed and that it runs safely along the outside of the grill cabinet, and that it passes through the round hole in the side panel.

Grill owners also should contact Guangdong Vanward Electric for revised instructions and a warning label that shows how to properly install the hose and regulator.