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Master Forge Gas Grills recalled due to fire and burn hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Guangdong Vanward Electric Co. Ltd., today announced a voluntary recall of Master Forge Gas Grills. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Master Forge Gas Grills

Units: About 37,000 in the U.S.

Manufacturer: Guangdong Vanward Electric Co. Ltd., of China

Importer: L G Sourcing, Inc., of North Wilkesboro, N.C.

Hazard: If improperly installed, the hose connecting the gas tank and regulator to the burner control can touch the burner box and cause the hose to melt and rupture when the grill is lit. This poses a fire and burn hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Guangdong Vanward is aware of two reports of hoses melting and rupturing. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Master Forge four-burner gas grills with a single-door base. "Master Forge" is written on the grill's hood. The model number GD4825 is located on a label inside the door of the grill's base. "Item 94227" is written on the cover of the instruction manual.

Sold exclusively at: Lowe's stores nationwide from November 2011 through May 2012 for about $270.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the grill and inspect the grill to make sure that the gas hose runs along the outside of the grill cabinet and passes through the round hole in the side panel. Consumers should contact Guangdong Vanward Electric for revised instructions and a warning label to apply to the grill that shows how to properly install the hose and the regulator.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Guangdong Vanward Electric toll-free at (888) 584-3648 between 8 a.m. through 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's recall website at www.94227info.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13028.html

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