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Char-Broil grill recall exceeds 70,000

August 19, 2013 By    

More than 70,000 Char-Broil patio grills across the United States and Canada were recalled because of an electronic ignition issue that poses a burn hazard.

The recall involves two Bistro models: the 240 full-size grill and the 180 tabletop grill. Char-Broil has received at least 26 reports of the burner flame going out and then unexpectedly reigniting when consumers turn the knob off. The 26 reports include four reports of burns, including one with burns to the nose, chin and hair. The company has received seven reports of burned or singed hair.

Consumers are being asked to stop using the grills, which were sold at Ace Hardware,, Home Depot, Sears, Target, True Value and other retailers. Consumers are also being asked to contact Char-Broil for instructions on how to order and install a free repair kit.

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