Fire Hazard Prompts Mini Charcoal Grill Recall from Fred’s Stores

about 2,000 grills are included in the company's recall

Fire Hazard Prompts Mini Charcoal Grill Recall from Fred’s Stores
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august 2, 2017

what's being recalled?

Fred's Stores of Tennessee Inc. is recalling its Living Traditions mini barrel charcoal grills. The exterior paint on the grill can ignite, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

To date, the company has received two reports of the grill's exterior igniting. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

identifying info

The recalled grills are black and measure about 18 inches by 15 inches by 18.5 inches. They have a black handle on the lid and one on each side, and at the front a heat gauge and a silver latch. Model number SXB1501 and UPC 00000 19877 are printed on the product's packaging.

About 2,000 grills are included in the recall. They were sold at Fred's locations from January 2017 through June 2017 for about $22.

next steps

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and return the grill to any Fred's Store for a full refund of the purchase price.

Customers with questions about the recall can contact Fred's at (800) 374-7417.