The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced that a series of gas grills sold exclusively at Lowe’s store have been recalled due to dangerous burn and fire hazards caused by faulty burners in a variety of unit models. The voluntary recall is for more than 663,000 units of the Perfect Flame SLG Series Gas Grills in stores located in the U.S., as well as 1,700 units in Lowe’s stores located in Canada. The SLG gas grills were sold in the U.S. between September 2005 and May 2009 and varied in price from $200 to $550
The hazards stem from grills that deteriorate as they burn, causing irregular flames that can lead to the grill itself catching fire. Both lids and burners have led to incidents of danger and injury for consumers. To date, LG Sourcing has received 40 reports of fires caused by the faulty burners and an additional 23 reports of the grill lids catching fire from the irregular flames. There have been 21 cases and reports of minor burn injuries to hands, arms, and faces, and there is currently one case of an eye injury that will require surgery.
The following models of the Perfect Flame SLG gas grills are a part of the recall: SLG2006B, SLG2006BN, SLG2006C, SLG2006CN, SLG2007A, SLG2007B, SLG2007BN, SLG2007D, SLG2007DN, SLG2008A. Depending on the model number, LG Sourcing is offering replacement burners and lids. LG Sourcing can be contacted at 1-888-840-9590 and further information is available at www.lowes.com.