Home Hardware Stores Limited recalls Home Butane 9000 and 9001 Portable Gas Ranges

Starting date:
August 9, 2017
Posting date:
August 9, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items, Outdoor Living
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-64146

Affected products

Home Butane 9000 and 9001 Portable Gas Ranges

Product description

This recall involves Home brand butane portable gas range model 9000, with UPC 400063471432 and model 9001, with UPC 400063471395.

The gas ranges have a single burner and control knob.  They are black in colour with the brand name "Home" and "BUTANE 9000" or "BUTANE 9001" written on the front face plate of the unit. The UPC code can be found on the hard case the product is stored in or on the product packaging.

Hazard identified

The cooking grate for the portable gas range can be installed incorrectly, resulting in increased pressure in the unit while in use, posing an explosion and fire hazard to consumers.

As of July 26, 2017, the company has received 1 report of Home Butane 9000 portable gas range catching fire resulting in 1  burn injury and 4 reports of Home Butane 9001 portable gas range catching fire resulting in 2 burn injuries.

Number sold

Approximately 40,000 units of Home Butane model 9000 portable gas range and 50,000 units of Home Butane model 9001 portable gas range were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled Home Butane 9000 portable gas ranges were sold in Canada from January 1997 to January 2008 and the Home Butane 9001 portable gas ranges were sold in Canada from March 2007 to December 2014.

Place of origin

Home Butane 9000 Portable gas range was manufactured in South Korea and Home Butane 9001 portable gas range was manufactured in China.

Companies

Importer
Home Hardware Stores Limited
St. Jacobs
Ontario
CANADA
Manufacturer
Kovea Company limited
Bucheon-City
SOUTH KOREA
Manufacturer
Zhejiang Yongkang Jinyu Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang
CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled portable gas ranges and return the product to their local Home Hardware or Home Hardware Building Centre for a partial refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Home Hardware Stores Limited by visiting the company's website, by telephone at 1-519-664-2252 ext. 6609, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, or by email.

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.