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Char-Broil Gas Patio Bistro Grills

Starting date:
August 15, 2013
Posting date:
August 15, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Appliances, Outdoor Living
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Char-Broil, LLC.

Affected products

Char-Broil® Gas Patio Bistro® Grills

Product description

The recall involves the following Char-Broil® Gas Patio Bistro® Grills:
Model Name Model Number(s)
Char-Broil® Gas Patio Bistro® 240 Full Size 11601579
Char-Broil® Gas Patio Bistro® 180 Table Top 13601833

These are single-burner propane gas grills intended only for outdoor use, with both a table-top and a free-standing model. These grills are equipped with a battery-operated integrated electronic ignition and intended for outdoor use. The grills have round black bodies with silver/aluminum trim. The words “Char-Broil®” and “Patio Bistro®” are printed near the thermometer on the grill’s lid and near the control knob on the front of the grill. The grills have a rating label on the bottom support of the back of the unit that states “Char-Broil, LLC”, the model number and other information.

Hazard identified

If the burner flame goes out and the consumer turns the control knob to “OFF”, the electronic ignition may unexpectedly ignite the accumulated propane, posing a burn hazard.

In the United States, 26 incident reports have been received, resulting in 4 reports of burns and 7 other reports of burned or singed hair.

Neither Char-Broil nor Health Canada has been made aware of any incidents in Canada related to the use of these grills.

Number sold

Approximately 1,900 units of the recalled grills were sold in Canada at various stores and approximately 69,300 units were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled grills were sold in Canada from January 2011 until June 2013.

The recalled grills were sold in the United States from September 2010 until June 2013.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Char-Broil, LLC

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the affected grills immediately until they receive the repair kit and instructions.

Consumers are asked to contact Char-Broil, LLC to obtain a repair kit and instructions at 1-866-671-7988 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website.

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.