July 23, 2014

Recall: Fiesta Recalls to Repair Gas Grills Due to Fire, Burn Hazards

Name of Product: Blue Ember Gas Grills

Units: About 88,000 units in the United States (47,000 gas grills were previously recalled in October 2008) and 25,000 in Canada

Importer: Fiesta Gas Grills, of Dickson, Tenn.

Manufacturers: Unisplendor Corp., of China and Keesung Corp., of China

Hazard: The hose of the gas tank can get too close to the firebox and be exposed to heat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Fiesta has received 161 reports of grill fires, resulting in nine injuries, including two incidents of major burns on different parts of the body, six incidents of minor burns, and an incident involving temporary hearing loss.

Description: This recall involves Blue Ember liquid propane (LP) outdoor grills with model and serial numbers listed below. The cabinet style grill has two doors and is silver and black or silver and gray. “Blue Ember” is printed on the grill’s hood. The model and serial numbers are printed on a rating plate label on the rear of the grill.

MODEL NUMBERS SERIAL # RANGES
FG50045
FG50057
FG50069
07000003 thru 07010912 07057153 thru 07060224
07012413 thru 07014716 07060681 thru 07060808
07015613 thru 07018300 07062217 thru 07062344
07021341 thru 07023260 07063453 thru 07063580
07023645 thru 07026460 07064221 thru 07064604
07029021 thru 07031580 07065373 thru 07065500
07032093 thru 07038876 07065885 thru 07067164
07039261 thru 07039743 07067165 thru 07073548
07039837 thru 07039964 07074189 thru 07074316
07040221 thru 07042332 07074573 thru 07074828
07043013 thru 07043112 07075213 thru 07085436
07045954 thru 07046387 08K000001 thru 08K000640
07046416 thru 07046465 08U000001 thru 08U012000
07049362 thru 07050897 08U015961 thru 08U027640
07056257 thru 07056896

Sold at: Various home centers and retailers nationwide from November 2006 through June 2008 for between $400 and $500 in the United States and from November 2006 through May 2009 for between $400 and $600 in Canada.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the grill and call Fiesta Gas Grills to obtain a free replacement grease pan assembly and instructions for installing the part and the gas tank. The grill should not be used until the new grease pan assembly and the gas tank have been installed correctly. Consumers should also inspect the gas burner hose and regulator, which will be replaced free of charge if there are signs of damage.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fiesta Gas Grills toll-free at (866)740-7849 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email mnorman@fiestagasgrills.com or visit the company’s Web site at www.blueembergrills.com

Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://209.217.71.106/PR/recall-retrait-e.jsp?re_id=807