It's grilling season, but is your barbecue grill a safe one? Char-Broil is recalling more than 100,0000 gas grills so the temperature gauges can be replaced. If moisture gets inside the gauge three grills are involved in the recall, the commercial series, professional series and stainless steel series. These grills were sold at home improvement stores nationwide for costs ranging from $450 dollars to $1,000.
The commercial series gas grills have model numbers 4632210, 4632215, 463221503 and 463231503. These grills are sold with three main burners, with or without a side burner, and either a metal front panel or a cabinet with doors. The professional series gas grills have model numbers 4632235, 4632236, 4632240 and 4632241. These grills are sold as LP or natural gas, three or four main burners, with or without a side burner, and a cabinet with doors. The stainless steel series by char-broil gas grill has model number 4632220 . This grill is sold with three main burners and an open stainless steel cart. The grill model number is located on a label on the back panel of the storage cart.
Consumers should not use the grill until the replacement gauge has been installed. Call Char-Broil Grill Service for more information (866) 239-6769.
Before you store away your space heater for next winter, make sure you weren't using this one. Lasko Products is recalling its space heaters with model numbers 5500 and 5700. The power cord connection can overheat and cause the cord to separate, posing a fire, burn and shock hazard. The heaters were sold at Dollar General and Sam's Club for about $50.
Consumers should stop using the heaters, unplug them and contact Lasko products for instructions on returning the heater to receive a free replacement heater or a product of similar value. Consumers can call Lasko Products toll-free at 1-800-233-6373 or ( click here )to visit the firm's web site.
Bath and Body Works is recalling more than 730,000 voltive candles. The "Real Essence" candles can burn with a high or irregular flame, posing a fire hazard. You can return the candles to any Bath and Body works for a refund.
Child Craft Industries is recalling four models of its Legacy cribs. The slats on the drop side rail can loosen and detach, allowing a child to fall through the gaps. Recalled model numbers include 16741, 21021, 23111 and 28721. The model numbers are printed on the bottom rail of the head or foot board. The full-size cribs were made from ash and maple woods, and sold in a variety of colors. All carry the Legacy brand label. They were sold at juvenile furniture stores nationwide from March 2002 through January 2004 for between $399 and $549. Consumers should stop using the cribs and contact Child Craft to receive a replacement drop side rail. That number is (888) 844-2674 or ( click here ).
The Mary Meyer Corporation is recalling the "Wester" activity spider toy, which is often hanged from cribs, or strollers. The round stuffed feet on the spider can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. The plush spider toy has eight legs with round stuffed feet that crinkle or rattle and a mirror on the underside that makes a squeaky sound when bounced. It was sold at department and specialty stores nationwide from January 2002 through September 2003 for about $10. To receive a replacement product of equal value call the Mary Meyer Corporation at 1-800-451-4387.
Vending Machine Toys
Kids often like to spend money in those vending machines to win a small prize. If your kids are wearing rings from those machines, beware. Brand Imports is recalling one million metal rings sold in vending machines for twenty-five cents. The rings contain high levels of lead, posing a risk of lead poisoning. The rings are silver in color with shapes including hearts and stars with slashes of colored paint. They were sold at vending machines in malls, discount department and grocery stores nationwide from December 2002 through August 2003 for about 25 cents. Consumers should throw the ring away or contact the company for more information. That number is 1-800-967-3048.
Finally, some automobile recalls. General Motors is recalling 4 million trucks to repair a tail-gate problem. The recall includes certain Chevy Silverados, GMC Sierras, Chevy Avalanches and Cadillac Escalade EXT trucks made between 200 and 2004. The cables which hold the tailgate may corrode and fracture. Customers will be notified when to come into their dealer for a free replacement. In the meantime, GM warns customers not to put excessive weight on their tailgates.
That wraps up the March Recall Round-Up. For more recalls and more information, ( click here ).