Recall issued for outdoor gas fire pit

February 22, 2018 By    

The fire pit has an antique bronze finish with a natural slate tabletop and a black base that holds a propane tank. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Zhejiang Yayi Metal Technology Co. Ltd. of China recalled its Hampton Bay 50,000-Btu, 30-in. Cross Ridge outdoor gas fire pit table patio heaters with model number G-FTB51057B and UPC 6944937601579.

Both the model number and the UPC number are printed on the product’s packaging. According to the report, the products subject to recall were sold at Home Depot stores nationwide and online from August 2016 through November 2017. The recall covers about 58,000 units.

The fire pit table patio heater, imported and distributed by Home Depot, lacks a heat shield to protect consumers while turning off the attached propane tank in the base of the bowl, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The firm has received three reports of consumers who were burned while turning off the propane tank after using the fire pit.

The report adds consumers should contact Yayi for a free repair kit, which includes a heat shield and installation instructions. The remedy for the recall is repair.

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Joe McCarthy was an associate editor at LP Gas Magazine.

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