Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Fred's Recalls Charcoal Grills Due to Fire 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Mini barrel charcoal grills

Hazard: The exterior paint on the grill can ignite, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Fred's at 800-374-7417 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or online at www.fredsinc.com and click on the "Recall Information" banner for more information.

Units: About 2,000

Description: This recall involves Living Traditions mini barrel charcoal grills. The black steel grills measure about 18 inches by 15 inches by 18.5 inches. They have a black handle on the lid and one on each side, and at the front a heat gauge and a silver latch. Model number SXB1501 and UPC code 00000 19877 are printed on the product's packaging.

Incidents/Injuries: There are two reports of paint on the exterior of the grill igniting. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and return the grill to any Fred's Store for a full refund of the purchase price.

Sold At: Fred's stores in: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas from January 2017 through June 2017 for about $22.

Manufacturer: Bazhou Sanxin Steel, of China

Distributor: Fred's Stores of Tennessee Inc., of Memphis, Tenn.

Manufactured In: China