Protégé Casual recalls Propane Fired Outdoor Gas Fire Pit

Starting date:
September 21, 2016
Posting date:
September 21, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Outdoor Living
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-60314

Affected products

Propane Fired Outdoor Gas Fire Pit manufactured by Wujiang Gaorui Garden Metalwork Go. Ltd.

Product description

This recall involves the Propane Fired Outdoor Gas Fire Pit manufactured by Wujiang Gaorui Garden Metalwork Go. Ltd. The fire pits have been sold with a cradle that supports a 20 lb propane cylinder on its side (horizontal position). The model numbers involved in the recall are WBT Series and WBRT Series.

The following products are involved in the recall:
Products Description
DR-4425FP-SQ-TB Drift Square Firepit Table (textured black colour)
DR-583425FP-Rect-TB Drift Rectangular Firepit Table (textured black colour)
DR-5025FP-Round-TB Drift Round Firepit Table (textured black colour)

 

Hazard identified

When a propane cylinder is positioned on its side (horizontal position), a significant amount of propane may be released posing fire and explosion hazards, which may result in injuries and property damage.

Additionally, when a propane cylinder is positioned horizontally, propane in the liquid state may accumulate in the cylinder's shutoff valve assembly and in adjoining components. During the disconnection of the cylinder, this liquid propane can cause burns to exposed skin.

Health Canada has received one report of a consumer incident with injury related to the use of these products in Canada. Protégé Causal has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these products in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 76 outdoor fire pits were sold in Ontario and an unknown number may have been sold elsewhere in Canada.

Time period sold

The time period during which the recalled products were sold is not known.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
Protégé Casual Furniture Inc.
Vaughan
Ontario
CANADA
Manufacturer
Wujiang Gaorui Garden Metalwork Go. Ltd.
CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fire pits where the cradle supports a propane cylinder on its side. Consumers should not disconnect the propane cylinder themselves and contact the place of purchase for further instruction regarding scheduling for the item to be picked up, or for drop off instructions.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.