Recent product recalls

By Robin Melen on November 7, 2012 12:01:00 am

Recalls-blog-artGAS GRILLS About 37,000 Master Forge gas grills sold exclusively at Lowe's stores nationwide from November 2011 through May 2012 for about $270. 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.
Contact the manufacturer, Guangdong Vanward Electric, at 888-584-3648 or go to the website at

PORTABLE GENERATORS About 8,600 Champion Power Equipment portable generators sold exclusively at Costco Wholesale stores nationwide from December 2011 through July 2012 for about $699. Fuel can leak from the generator's carburetor, posing a fire hazard. There have been 11 reports of fuel leaking from the generators, including eight reports of the generators catching fire and two of property damage.
IF YOU OWN ONE Call contact Champion Power Equipment at 855-236-9424 for a free repair kit to be installed by an authorized dealer, or go to, for more information. The consumer may also return the unit to Costco for a full refund.

CINEMATE II HOME THEATER SPEAKER SYSTEMS About 20,500 Bose Dual-Voltage CineMate II home theater speaker systems sold at U.S. Military Exchanges and select U.S. retailers from September 2009 through September 2012 for between $600 and $800. A component in the bass module can fail when used outside of the U.S. in electrical outlets rated at 220 volts or higher, presenting a fire hazard to consumers. Bose has received two reports of the bass modules igniting when used in 220-volt electrical outlets in Europe. No injuries were reported.
Contact Bose at 877-354-1004 (in U.S.) or or 001 508-614-1842 (outside U.S.) to arrange for a free repair or replacement of the bass module. Go to for more information.

For the latest information on all recalls, go to There you'll find recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, and The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, among others.

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Robin Melen

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