CPSC, CFM Corporation Announce Recall to Repair Vermont Castings Five-Burner Barbeque Grills
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firms below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Five-burner Vermont Castings barbeque grills

Units: About 12,500

Manufacturer: CFM Corporation, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Hazard: Gas leak and fire hazard. The burner tubes may not fit fully into the gas valves. If a consumer pulls on the console, the metal may flex and the gas valves may disconnect from the burners, releasing gas and creating a fire risk that could cause injury and property damage.

Incidents/Injuries: CFM Corporation has received 38 reports involving gas leaks. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Description: The recalled grills have five burners and a label on the back of the cabinet with the model number on the left side. Models CF9086 and VCS5000 are equipped with a side burner. Model CF9085 is not equipped with a side burner. Grills that do not have five burners and grills sold before 2004 are not affected by this recall. All of the affected grills were listed by Canadian Standards Association.

Sold at: Model VCS5000 barbeque grills were sold at Vermont Castings dealers and distributors in Canada and the U.S. from January 2004 through September 2004 for between $899 and $1249. Models CF9085 and CF9086 were sold at The Home Depot in Canada and the U.S. from January 2004 through September 2004 for between $899 and $1249.

Manufactured in: Canada

Remedy: Home repair. Stop using the grill and immediately contact CFM Corporation toll-free at (866) 333-4833 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET or visit the firm’s Web site at www.cfmcorp.com to schedule a free, in-home repair or to make arrangements to receive a consumer-installed safety retrofit kit. CFM Corporation already notified known purchasers about this recall.
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