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« on: July 23, 2009, 09:10:57 AM »

Fiesta Barbeques recalled due to fire and burn hazard

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Date
July 2009

Product Name
Blue Ember Gas Grills by Fiesta Barbeques

Full Product Description
This recall involves certain liquid propane and natural gas outdoor barbeque grills sold under the brand name "Blue Ember". The barbeque is a cabinet style grill with two doors, and was sold in two colour combinations: silver and black, or silver and gray.

The words "Blue Ember" are printed on the hood of the grill. The recalled grills can be identified by the following model and serial numbers, which can be found printed on a rating plate at the rear of the grill.

Serial Numbers Serial Numbers (continued) Model Numbers
06000003-06000258 07046826-07048617 FG50045
FG50057
FG50069
C1072-30744
C1072-30754
06000273-06001552 07048978-07049361
06001568-06001623 07050898-07050997
06001749-06002004 07051009-07054080
06002017-06006184 07054209-07055232
06006845-06006972 07057025-07057152
06007101-06008636 07060525-07060680
06008765-06009660 07060809-07062216
06009917-06010044 07062345-07062394
07020701-07021340 07063581-07064220
07026461-07029020 07064605-07065244
07031581-07031780 07073549-07074188
07039133-07039260 07074317-07074572
07039965-07040220 07074829-07075212
07042333-07042410 07087237-07089106
07043113-07043200


Hazard Identified
If the barbeque grill is not assembled properly, the burner hose may be exposed to excessive heat, posing a fire and burn hazard to users.

In cooperation with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Health Canada, Fiesta Barbeques is voluntarily recalling these barbeques.

There have been 31 incidents of grill fires associated with the use of this barbeque grill in Canada. The information available to Fiesta indicates that 15 of these incidents were possibly related to the hazard identified above. Fiesta is not aware of any injuries resulting from these 15 incidents.

In the United States, Fiesta has received an additional 161 reports of grill fires. These resulted in nine injuries, including 2 incidents of major burns on different parts of the body, 6 incidents of minor burns, and 1 incident involving temporary hearing loss.

Health Canada has not received reports of injuries or incidents related to the use of these barbeques.

Corrective Action
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled grill and contact Fiesta Barbeques to obtain a free grease pan assembly and instructions for installing the parts.

Consumers are also advised to not use the grill until the new grease pan assembly has been installed. Consumers should also inspect the gas burner hose and regulator, which will be replaced free of charge if there are signs of damage.

For additional information, consumers may contact Fiesta toll-free at 1-866-956-0396 between 7AM and 5 PM EST Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website or contact Fiesta by e-mail at lnguyen@fiestabbq.com.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Number Sold
Approximately 25,366 of the recalled barbeques were sold at Sears, Home Depot, Wal-mart, The Brick Warehouse, and A & P Canada stores, as well as at various other home centres and retailers.

Time Period Sold
The recalled barbeques were sold from November 2006 to May 2009.

Made in China.

Importer
Fiesta Barbeques, of Brampton, Ontario
http://www.baytoday.ca/content/news/details.asp?c=32524
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