Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Traeger Grills Recalls Wood Pellet 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: Scout and Ranger portable wood pellet grills

Hazard: Grease can leak from the drip tray, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Refund, Replace, Repair

Recall date: September 25, 2018

Units: 16,100

Consumer Contact: Traeger Grills at 800-872-3437 from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. PT, Monday through Sunday, at productsafety@traegergrills.com or online at www.traegergrills.com and click on Product Safety for more information.

Description: This recall involves the Scout and Ranger portable wood-pellet fueled grills. The portable grills are black-metal rectangular boxes with a clamshell opening for access to the grill. The grills are marked with the word "Traeger" and the Scout model also has an image of mountains on the top of the grill. The Scout has a curved silver handle on the front of the grill with a round dial to adjust the temperature. The Ranger has a straight silver handle on the front of the grill with a push-button touchpad to adjust the temperature. The grills are about 21 inches long, 20 inches wide, and 13 inches high. The Scout weighs about 45 pounds and the Ranger weighs about 60 pounds including its cast iron griddle.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled grills and contact Traeger Grills for a free replacement grill, free replacement drip tray to repair the grill, or a full refund. Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received six reports of grease fires in the grill. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At: Costco, Ace Hardware stores, other stores nationwide, and online from March 2018 through July 2018 for between $300 and $400.

Importer: Traeger Grills, Salt Lake City, Utah

Distributor: Traeger Grills, Salt Lake City, Utah

Manufactured In: China.