Char-Broil Gas Grill Recall Issued Due to Reports of Burn

A recall has been issued for about 70,000 electronic ignition grills after the manufacturer received at least 26 reports of the burner flame going out and then unexpectedly igniting again when the control knob was turned to “off”, including several cases where consumers suffered burns to the face and body.

The Char-Broil gas grill recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on August 15, impacting 69,300 units sold in the United States and around 1,900 in Canada.

Problems with the Char-Broil gas grill may cause the flame to reignite even when the control knob is turned to “off”. As a result of the sudden flare from the grill, at least four consumers have reported suffering burns, including one with burns to the nose, chin and hair.

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The grill recall includes both the full size 240 with model numbers 11601558, 11601558-A1, 12601558, and 12601558-A2l and the table top 180 with model number 12601713. Both grills are equipped with a propane gas burner and battery operated integrated electronic ignition. The grills have black round bodies with silver trimming and have the words “Char-Broil” and “Patio Bistro” printed near the thermometer on the lid of the grill. The model number can be located underneath of the back unit on a label next to the words “Char-Broil, LLC”.

The recalled grills were manufactured in China under Char-Broil, LLC of Columbus, Georgia where they were sold nationwide at hardware stores such as Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Sears, Target, True Value, and online from Amazon.com from September 2010 to June 2013 for roughly $175 for the full size 240 and $135 for the table top 180.

Consumers should stop using the recalled grills immediately and contact Char-Broil at (866) 671-7988 or visit them online at www.charbroil.com for instructions on how to order and install a free repair kit.

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  • DeAnzaJune 2, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    My grill also blew fire out of the on/off knob. When I called nothing was said about a recall just that my grill was no long made and probably a new regulator would correct the problem - no satisfaction and the person I talked to was rude and not very helpful! I will never buy Char-Broil and will tell everyone in the market for a grill to not buy this product!

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