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Recall of the Week: Kuuma IR Stow and Go Grills due to fire hazard


About 4,600 Kuuma IR Stow and Go Grills are being recalled by the importer Eastwind Industries Inc., of San Leandro, Calif.

If the fuel container isn’t completely threaded on the regulator during installation, the propane tanks can leak fuel posing a fire hazard to consumers, reports the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Eastwind Industries has received three reports of fires from leaking propane tanks, which caused minor burns to user’s hands.

The Kuuma IR Stow and Go Grill is stainless steel with the word “Kuuma” embossed on the front. The grill is 18 ½ inches long x 8 ½ inches tall x 10 inches deep. The model number 83726 is printed on the barcode label attached to the packaging.

Manufactured in Thailand, the recalled grills were sold only at West Marine stores nationwide from January 2009 through August 2009 for between $100 and $140.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled barbecue grills and contact Eastwind for a new operator’s manual with revised graphic installation instructions, the commission advises. Consumers will also receive a new tool to use for maintenance and cleaning of the fuel system.

For additional information, contact Eastwind Industries toll-free at 866-995-8862 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at

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Copyright 2010, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist


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