About 4,530 O-Grill Portable Gas Grills have been recalled for fire and burn hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.
The O-Grill Portable Gas Grills were manufactured in China by Uni-O (Xiamen) Industries Corporation of Xiamen, China and were sold by LL Bean, Stoneman, BBQG, Walgreens, REI, Dillards, and Dick’s Sporting Goods, nationwide, from November 2008 through December 2010. The O-Grill 1000 sold for $149 and the O-Grill 3000 sold for $189.
The grill’s regulator can leak gas, which can ignite. This poses a fire and burn hazard to consumers. To date, Uni-O has received 10 reports of grills catching fire. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
This recall involves Iroda O-Grill models 1000 and 3000 that were produced before 2010. Some of the recalled grills were also sold under the Tailgating Gear brand. In both cases, the models are lightweight, portable, clamshell-type propane grills constructed with steel bodies, cast iron cooking surfaces, retractable legs, and a handle. The grills are either orange, red, green, blue, silver, or black and have the words “O-Grill” stamped on the metal grill cover.
The defective grills can be used with either 1-pound propane cylinders or 20-pound propane tanks. Recalled O-Grills do not have ventilation slots in the regulator cover where the propane bottle screws in. Grills with ventilation slots in the regulator cover are not subject to the recall.
The firm is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled grills and contact Uni-O to receive a free replacement grill. Uni-O can be reached, toll-free, at 1.888.847.8968 between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Central Time (CT), Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s website at www.regcen.com/OGRILL.