Recalled Saber Gas Grills and Liquid Propane Regulators Pose Fire and Burn Hazards
The grills' liquid propane regulator can allow gas to flow at a higher pressure than intended
Saber Grills is recalling 26,500 gas grills and liquid propane regulators sold in the United States and Canada. Around 3,400 warranty parts and conversion kits are also included in this recall.
The grills' liquid propane regulator can allow gas to flow at a higher pressure than intended, which can result in a gas leak and flame burst from the burner knobs, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
This recall involves Model RA329 liquid propane regulators with a date code in the range of 1120 to 1344, which were:
- Sold with certain SABER LP grills, warranty part kits, and natural gas to LP conversion kits;
- Installed as warranty or service parts in certain other SABER LP grills; or
- Installed in SABER natural gas grills and burners if they have been converted to use LP instead of natural gas.
The model number of the grill is located on a rating label located on the underside of the grease tray. The regulator date code is stamped on the regulator adjacent to the gas tank connection, and the regulator model number is on the center of the regulator.
A full list of model numbers included in this recall are listed here.
Where were the grills sold?
The recalled gas grills and liquid propane regulators, along with the affected warranty parts and conversion kits, were sold at specialty outdoor living stores nationwide, including Family Leisure, Fortunoff Backyard Store, and Watson's, as well as through authorized websites and catalogs including Bed, Bath & Beyond and Frontgate, from September 2011 to May 2017 for between $800 and $2,000. The price of the liquid propane conversion kit ranges from $90 to $105. The warranty parts were also sold as service parts for between $50 and $110.
To date, Saber Grills has received 35 reports of regulators malfunctioning, including three reports of singed arms and two reports of burned or singed hair.
What should consumers do?
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled grills and regulators and contact Saber for a free repair kit with installation instructions. A video on how to install the replacement components is available here.
For more information on this recall, consumers can contact Saber Grills toll-free at (866) 671-7988.