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Blue Ember Gas Grills recalled for fire risk

July 22, 2009 |  6:05 am

G1 The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada has issued a recall for Blue Ember Gas Grills.

The gas tank’s hose can get too close to the firebox and become exposed to heat, posing a fire hazard to consumers, the commission said.

The company that makes the Blue Ember grills, Dickson, Tenn.-based Fiesta Gas Grills, has received 161 reports of fires, resulting in nine injuries.

Blue Ember grills were sold at a variety of home centers and retailers from November 2006 to June 2008. The grills sold for $400 to $500 in the U.S. For a complete list of model numbers, read the media release.

The commission asks consumers to stop using the product and call Fiesta Gas Grills to obtain a free replacement grease pan assembly and the instructions for installing the replacement part and the gas tank.

Consumers also should inspect the gas burner hose and regulator, which will be replaced free of charge if there are signs of damage. G2

For more information, call Fiesta Gas Grills toll free at (866) 740-7849 from the hours of 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. PST Monday through Friday, e-mail mnorman@fiestagasgrills.com or visit the company’s website.

-- W.J. Hennigan

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