By: Staff Writers | Published: January 4th, 2012
About 4,530 O-Grill gas grills have been recalled after numerous reports suggest that they may unexpectedly burst into flames due to gas leaks.
The O-Grill Portable Gas Grill recall was announced on January 3 by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) after the manufacturer, Uni-O Industries Corporation, received at least 10 reports of the grills catching fire.
According to the CPSC, the grills have a defective regulator that can leak gas. That gas can ignite, which poses a serious fire and burn hazard for consumers.
The recall affects about 4,530 O-Grill portable gas grills sold under the Iroda and Tailgating Gear labels and with model numbers 1000 and 3000. The grills are steel, clamshell propane grills that take either 1-pound or 20-pound propane tanks. They are sold in orange, red, green, blue, silver and black with the words “O-Grill” stamped on the grill cover. O-Grills that have ventilation slots in the regulator cover are not affected by this recall.
The grills were sold at Walgreens, LL Bean, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Stoneman, BBQG, REI and Dillards stores nationwide from November 2008 through December 2010 for between $149 and $189.
The CPSC recommends that consumers with grills affected by the recall stop using them immediately and contact Uni-O to receive a free replacement grill. Consumers can contact Uni-O by calling (888) 847-8968 or by visiting the company’s website at www.regcen.com/ogrill.