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thedrifter
03-12-07, 08:08 PM
14,000 gas grills recalled

By Karen Jowers - Staff writer
Posted : Monday Mar 12, 2007 18:54:47 EDT

About 14,000 Weber gas grills, some of which were sold at military exchanges, have been recalled because they could pose a fire hazard.

The Weber Genesis 320 Gas grills were sold at Army and Air Force Exchange Service stores, Home Depot, Ace Hardware and Home centers, Tru-Serve, and other home improvement and hardware stores nationwide from November through February, priced between $450 and $770.

The gas hose attached to the side burner of the grill can crack or break off during shipping, causing it to leak gas when in use. Weber-Stephen Products Company of Palatine, Ill., is voluntarily recalling the grills in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The company has received 49 reports of hose damage or gas leaks. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers should stop using the gas grill immediately and contact the company for a free replacement gas hose, and schedule a free installation, according to Weber-Stephen. The product names of the grills affected are Genesis E-320, Genesis S-320, Genesis EP-320, Genesis ESP-320 and Genesis CEP-320.

Consumers can call toll-free 866-249-3237, between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Central Time Monday through Friday, or visit the recall Web site at www.weberrecall.com , which also lists the model numbers that are affected.

The gas hose is made of stainless steel. The grills are sold in stainless steel and in black, blue or green porcelain enamel. All serial numbers begin with the letters “DI.” The model and serial numbers are found on the tank blocker/drip pan holder inside the storage cart.

Ellie