More than 600,000 Lowe’s gas grills have been recalled after nearly two dozen people suffered burns caused by irregular flames or the grill lid catching fire.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the Lowe’s gas grill recall on Wednesday for the Perfect Flame SLG Series Gas Grills. There have been about 40 reports of irregular flames from the grills, and 23 incidents of the lid catching fire. There have been 21 reports of minor burns, and one person suffered an eye injury that required surgery.
The gas grill recall affects 663,000 units sold in the United States and about 1,700 sold in Canada. Health Canada announced a similar recall on Wednesday.
The Perfect Flame SLG Series gas grills are outdoor propane or natural gas grills. They are made from stainless steel and painted black or gray. The model number can be found in the compartment under the cooking chamber.
Some of the models will only need a replacement burner, while others will need both a replacement burner and a replacement lid. The model numbers for the grills that only need a replacement burner are SLG2006B, SLG2006BN, SLG2006C, SLG2006CN, SLG2007D, and SLG2007DN. The model numbers for units that need both a replacement burner and lid are SLG2007A, SLG2007B, SLG2007BN and SLG2008A.
The gas grills were sold exclusively at Lowe’s stores nationwide from September 2005 through May 2009 in the U.S., and from December 2007 through May 2009 in Canada. The grills were manufactured by Lucas Innovation Inc., of China, and imported by L G Sourcing, Inc., of North Wilkesboro, N.C.
The CPSC recommends that consumers immediately stop using the product and should contact L G Sourcing to receive new, free, replacement burners and lids.