Weber-Stephen Products Co. - Recall Safety Information
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
|Office of Information and Public Affairs
||Washington, DC 20207|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
September 10, 2003
Release # 03-180
Company Phone Number: (866) 249-3237 |
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Weber-Stephen Products Announce Recall of Gas Grills
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces
the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers
should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Summit Gas Grills and Vieluxe Gas Grills
Units: 43,000 (Summit); 1,450 (Vieluxe)
Manufacturer: Weber-Stephen Products Co., of Palatine, Ill.
Hazard: The glass cover and components on the grill's thermometer can
break, posing a risk of injury to the user or those nearby.
Incidents/Injuries: The company has received three reports of
thermometers breaking, resulting in one injury.
Description: The Summit Gas Grills are stainless steel and have model
numbers 5210001, 5310001, 5220001, 5320001, 5230001, 5330001, 5260001,
5360001, 5270001, 5370001, 5290001, and 5390001, with serial numbers
beginning with the letters DT. The model and serial number is located
on the outside right panel of the storage cart. The Summit grills are
sold as either a four-burner Silver series or six-burner Gold series.
The private labeled Vieluxe Gas Grills have model numbers 360201,
360102, 370201, 370102 and 370299, with serial numbers beginning with
the letters DA, DU, and DT. The model and serial number is located
inside of the side access door on the right side of the grill. The
grills are sold as either a four-burner 44-inch model or a six-burner
56-inch model, are made of high-grade stainless steel, and are equipped
with a rear-mounted infrared burner and rotisserie device. Weber grills
with a brand name other than Vieluxe or Summit are not included in this
Sold at: Hardware, home improvement and appliance stores and specialty
dealers nationwide sold the Summit from August 2002 through August 2003
for between $900 and $1,700 and the Vieluxe from January 2001 through
July 2003 for between $4,000 and $6,000.
Manufactured in: United States.
Remedy: Contact Weber-Stephen to receive a free replacement thermometer.
Consumers should not use the grill until the replacement thermometer has
been installed in accordance with the instructions.
Consumer Contact: Call Weber-Stephen toll-free at (866) 249-3237 between
9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
Media Contact: Nancy Misch, Weber-Stephen, at (847) 202-2773.