Kuuma Stow and Go Gas Grills Recalled

Eastwind Industries is recalling Kuuma IR <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Stow and Go Grills due to fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

Involved in the recall are about 4,600 of the Kuuma IR Stow and Go Grills, which were sold exclusively at West Marine Stores from January 2009 through August 2009 and which sold for between $100 and $140. The recalled grills were manufactured in Thailand and imported by Eastwind Industries Inc., of San Leandro, California.

If the fuel container is not completely threaded on the regulator during installation, the propane tanks can leak fuel. This poses a fire hazard to consumers. To date, Eastwind Industries has received three reports of fires from leaking propane tanks, which resulted in reports of minor burns to consumers’ hands.

This recall involves Kuuma IR Stow and Go barbecue grills. The rectangle grill is stainless steel with the word “Kuuma”
embossed on the front. The grill’s main housing measures 18 ½ inches long by 8 ½ inches tall by 10 inches deep. Model number 83726 is printed on the barcode label affixed to the packaging.

The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled barbecue grills and contact Eastwind for a new
operator’s manual with revised graphic installation instructions. Consumers will also receive a new tool to use for maintenance and cleaning of the fuel system. Eastwind Industries can be reached toll-free at (866) 995-8862 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s Web site at www.kuumaproducts.com.

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