Safety Alert Number 0805140

Onward Manufacturing Recalls Gas Grills Due to Fire and Burn Hazard

Release #08-261

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 434-7455
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Onward Manufacturing Recalls Gas Grills Due to Fire and Burn Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.  Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Broil King Gas Grills

Units: About 4,800

Manufacturer: Onward Manufacturing Co. , of Ontario, Canada

Hazard: The bottom of the cook box that contains the burners can melt or crack as a result of a grease fire.  This poses a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: This recall includes the Signet, Sovereign and Sovereign XL series gas grills.

Signet series: (model #'s starting with 986xxx) 400 sq. inch cooking surface with 3 burners and drop-down shelves; includes models with side and rear burners

Sovereign series: (model #'s starting with 987xxx) 450 sq. inch cooking surface with 3 burners and drop-down shelves; includes models with side and rear burners.

Sovereign XL series: (model #'s starting with 988xxx) 600 sq. inch cooking surface with 4 burners and drop-down shelves.

The model number can be located on the back panel of the grill.

Sold at: Independent retailers nationwide from February 2006 through April 2008 for between $450 and $700.

Manufactured in: Canada

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the grill immediately and contact Onward Manufacturing for a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For further information, visit the firm's Web site at www.broilkingbbq.com or call toll-free at (866) 434-7455 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.