Saber Grills Recalls Grills and LP Regulators Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
Recall date: September 26, 2017
Recall number: 17-233
Name of product: Gas grills and liquid propane (LP) regulators
Units: About 18,800 grills and 2,900 warranty parts and conversion kits (in addition, 7,700 grills and 500 warranty parts and conversion kits were sold in Canada)
Hazard: The grills’ LP regulator can allow gas to flow at a higher pressure than intended, which can result in a gas leak and flame burst from the burner knobs, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
Description: This recall involves Model RA329 LP regulators with a date code in the range of 1120 to 1344, which were:
- sold with certain SABER LP grills, warranty part kits, and natural gas to LP conversion kits;
- installed as warranty or service parts in certain other SABER LP grills; or
- installed in SABER natural gas grills and burners if they have been converted to use LP instead of natural gas.
The model number of the grill is located on a rating label located on the underside of the grease tray. The regulator date code is stamped on the regulator adjacent to the gas tank connection, and the regulator model number is on the center of the regulator. Model numbers included in this recall can be found here.
Incidents/Injuries: Saber Grills has received 35 reports of regulators malfunctioning, including three reports of singed arms and two reports of burned or singed hair.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled grills and regulators and contact Saber for a free repair kit with installation instructions. A video on how to install the replacement components is available at: www.sabergrills.com/Support/SafetyBulletins.aspx.
Consumer Contact: Saber Grills toll-free at 866-671-7988 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Saturday, or online at recall.sabergrills.com for more information.
Sold at: Specialty outdoor living stores nationwide, including Family Leisure, Fortunoff Backyard Store, and Watson’s, and through authorized websites and catalogs including Bed, Bath & Beyond and Frontgate, from September 2011 to May 2017 for between $800 and $2,000. The price of the LP conversion kit ranges from $90 to $105. The warranty parts were also sold as service parts for between $50 and $110.
Importer(s): Saber Grills LLC, of Columbus, Georgia
Distributors(s): Saber Grills LLC, of Columbus, Georgia
Manufactured in: China