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O-Grill portable grills recalled for risks of gas leak and fire

Consumer Reports News: January 03, 2012 01:08 PM

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall alert for more than 4,500 O-Grill portable gas grills made by Uni-O Industries Corp. of Xiamen, China. The small barbecque grills may leak propane gas, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

According to the CPSC, there have been 10 reports of the O-Grill propane grill catching fire. However, there have been no reports of injuries or property damage.

The recall affects Iroda O-Grill models 1000 and 3000 produced before 2010 and sold nationwide from retailers such as LL Bean, Stoneman, BBQG, Walgreens, REI, Dillards and Dick's Sporting Goods from November 2008 through December 2010. The O-Grill 1000 sold for $149 and the O-Grill 3000 sold for $189.

Both recalled models are lightweight, portable, clamshell-type propane grills with steel bodies, cast iron cooking surfaces, retractable legs and a handle. They can be used with either 1-pound propane cylinders or 20-pound propane tanks. The grills come in orange, red, green, blue, silver and black and have the words "O-Grill" stamped on the metal grill cover. Some were also sold under the Tailgating Gear brand.

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.

Uni-O Industries Corp.'s O-Grill 3000 portable gas grill

Consumers should immediately stop using the grills and contact Uni-O (toll-free: 888-847-8968) to receive a free replacement grill.

For additional information, consumers can also visit the firm's website:

Uni-O Industries Recalls O-Grill Portable Gas Grills Due to Fire and Burn Hazards [CPSC]

Paul Eng

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