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Char-Broil® Gas Patio Bistro® Grills

Description: The recall involves two Char-Broil® Gas Patio Bistro® Grills: the model 240 Full Size grill and the model 180 Table Top grill. Both are single-burner propane gas grills equipped with a battery-operated integrated electronic ignition and intended only for outdoor use. The grills have round black bodies with silver/aluminum trim. The words "Char-Broil®" and "Patio Bistro®" are printed near the thermometer on the grill's lid and near the control knob on the front of the grill. The grills have a rating label on the bottom support on the back of the unit that states "Char-Broil, LLC," the model number and other information. The grills were sold with the following model numbers: Model Name Model Number(s) Char-Broil® Gas Patio Bistro® 240 Full Size 11601558, 11601558-A1, 12601558 and 12601558-A2 Char-Broil® Gas Patio Bistro® 180 Table Top 12601713 [Source]

Char-Broil® Gas Patio Bistro® Grills
Char-Broil Recalls Patio Bistro Gas Grills Due to Burn Hazard

Char-Broil® Gas Patio Bistro® 240 Full Size

About 69,300 in the U.S. and 1,900 in Canada units were affected by this recall.

Char-Broil® Gas Patio Bistro® Grills Recall Information

Country of OriginChina
Recall Date08/15/2013
Recall ID1441
Recall Number13264
Product TypeGrills and Accessories
HazardThe electronic ignition on the grill can ignite unexpectedly, posing a burn hazard.
InjuriesChar-Broil has received 26 reports of the burner flame going out and then unexpectedly reigniting when the consumer turned the control knob to "OFF." The 26 reports include four reports of burns, including one with burns to the nose, chin and hair, and seven other reports of "burned" or "singed" hair.
RemedyConsumers should immediately stop using the grills and contact Char-Broil for instructions on how to order and install a free repair kit.
Remedy OptionRepair
ContactChar-Broil toll free at (866) 671-7988 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Saturday, or online at and click on Recalls at the bottom of the page.
Last Updated01/26/2015
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