Char-Broil Gas Patio Bistro Grill
Image: NCCC
August 15, 2013

Char-Broil has announced a recall of more than 71,000 Gas Patio Bistro Grills. The electronic ignition on the grill can ignite unexpectedly, posing a burn hazard.

This recall involves two Char-Broil Gas Patio Bistro Grills: the model 240 Full Size grill and the model 180 Table Top grill. Both are single-burner propane gas grills equipped with a battery-operated integrated electronic ignition and intended only for outdoor use.

The recalled grills have round black bodies with silver/aluminum trim. The words 'Char-Broil' and 'Patio Bistro' are printed near the thermometer on the grill's lid and near the control knob on the front of the grill. The grills have a rating label on the bottom support on the back of the unit that states 'Char-Broil, LLC,' the model number and other information.

The recalled Patio Bistro grills were sold with the following model numbers: 11601558, 11601558-A1, 12601558, 12601558-A2, and 12601713.

The Char-Broil grills affected by this recall were sold at hardware stores and other retailers nationwide, including Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Sears, Target, True Value and online from Amazon.com from September 2010 to June 2013.

Consumers should immediately stop using the grills and contact Char-Broil for instructions on how to order and install a free repair kit.

For more information on this recall, contact Char-Broil toll free at 866-671-7988.