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Fred’s Recalls Charcoal Grills Due to Fire Hazard

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Living Traditions Mini Barrel Charcoal Grill

 Recall date:  August 2, 2017

Recall number:  17-198

Name of product:  Mini barrel charcoal grills

Units:  2,000

Hazard:  The exterior paint on the grill can ignite, posing a fire hazard.

Description:  This recall involves Living Traditions mini barrel charcoal grills. The black steel grills measure about 18 inches by 15 inches by 18.5 inches. They have a black handle on the lid and one on each side, and at the front a heat gauge and a silver latch. Model number SXB1501 and UPC code 00000 19877 are printed on the product’s packaging.

Incidents/Injuries:  There are two reports of paint on the exterior of the grill igniting. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and return the grill to any Fred’s Store for a full refund of the purchase price.

Consumer Contact:  Fred’s at 800-374-7417 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or online at and click on the “Recall Information” banner for more information.

Sold at:  Fred’s stores in: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina,  Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas from January 2017 through June 2017 for about $22.

Distributor(s):  Fred’s Stores of Tennessee Inc., of Memphis, Tennessee

Manufactured in:  China