Saber Grills LLC recalls Saber BBQ Grills with Liquid Propane(LP) Regulators

Starting date:
September 26, 2017
Posting date:
September 26, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items, Outdoor Living
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Burn Hazard, Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-64546

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Saber Grills LLC

Affected products

Saber Grills Model RA329 Liquid Propane (LP) Regulators

Product description

This recall involves only Model RA329 Liquid Propane (LP) regulators with a date code in the range of 1120 to 1344, which were:

  • sold with certain SABER LP grills, warranty part kits, and natural gas to LP conversion kits;
  • installed as warranty or service parts in certain other SABER LP grills; or
  • installed in SABER natural gas grills and burners if they have been converted to use LP instead of natural gas.

The models of the SABER grills, warranty/service part kits and LP conversion kits that may contain the recalled RA329 LP regulators are shown below.  The model number of the grill is located on a rating label located on the underside of the grease tray. The regulator model number is on the center of the regulator, and the regulator date code is stamped on the regulator adjacent to the gas tank connection.

Liquid Propane (LP) Grills
Model Number Grill Description
R33CC0312 SABER® 330 LP Cast Grill with Stainless Insert
R33SC0012 SABER® 330 LP Stainless Grill
R50CC0312 SABER® 500 LP Cast Grill with Stainless Insert
R50CC0612 SABER® 500 LP Cast Grill with Porcelain Insert
R50SC0012 SABER® 500 LP Stainless Grill
R67SC0012 SABER® 670 LP Stainless Grill


Liquid Propane (LP) Grill Potentially Affected if Replacement Regulator Installed
Model Number Grill Description
R50CC1715 SABER® 500 L LP Cast Grill with Stainless Insert


Liquid Propane (LP) Conversion Kit and Warranty/Service Parts
Model Number  Kit Description
A00AA0912 SABER® Natural Gas to LP Conversion Kit
55710672 KIT, Control Console w/ HVR Assembly & Integrated Ignition
55710654 KIT, Control Console w/ HVR Assembly & Integrated Ignition
55710666 KIT, Control Console w/ HVR Assembly & Integrated Ignition
55710845 Kit, Control Console w/ HVR Assembly & Push Button Ignition
55710846 Kit, Control Console w/ HVR Assembly & Push Button Ignition
55710843 Kit, Control Console w/ HVR Assembly & Push Button Ignition
55710613 KIT, Control Console w/ HVR Assembly & Switch, Saber 330
55710637 KIT, Control Console w/ HVR Assembly & Switch
55710680 KIT, Control Console w/ HVR Assembly & Switch


Natural Gas Grills and Burners if Converted to Use Liquid Propane (LP)
Model Number Description
R50SB0412 SABER® 500 NG Stainless Built-in Grill
R67SB0312 SABER® 670 NG Stainless Built-in Grill
K00SB1814 SABER® Natural Gas Dual Built-in Side Burner 

Hazard identified

The grills' liquid Propane (LP) regulator can allow gas to flow at a higher pressure than intended, which can result in a gas leak and flame burst from the burner knobs, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

As of September 25, 2017, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received 35 reports of incidents including 3 reports of singed arms as well as 2 reports of burned or singed hair.

Number sold

Approximately 7,700 grills and 500 warranty parts and conversion kits were sold in Canada and approximately 18,800 grills and 2,900 warranty parts and conversion kits were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from December 2011 to April 2017 at various retailers across Canada.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Importer
Saber Grills, LLC
Columbus
Georgia
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the affected grills and recalled RA329 regulators and contact Saber for a free repair kit with installation instructions.

A video on how to install the replacement components is available here.

For more information, consumers may contact Saber Grills toll-free at 1-866-671-7988 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Saturday, or online.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

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.