Recall to Repair Gas Grills

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
December 20, 2005
Release #06-057 Firm?s Hotline: (800) 251-7558
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC, Meco Corp. Announce Recall to Repair Gas Grills
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recalls in voluntary cooperation with the firms listed below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Aussie? Gas Grills

Units: About 98,000

Grill Manufacturer: Meco Corp., of Greeneville, Tenn.

Regulator Manufacturer: TPA Metal and Machinery (SZ) Co. Ltd. of Shenzhen, China

Hazard: The regulators on these gas grills, the component that controls the amount of gas released to the burner, can leak propane when the propane cylinder is connected and open, and the grill is not in use. This poses a risk of fire and burn injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been 10 reports of gas leaks. No injuries have been reported. There has been one report of a fire causing property damage.

Description: The recall involves certain Aussie? Gas Grills in the Bonza, Bushman and Bondi series, which have ?Aussie?? found on the front panel and the series name found on the control panel. Regulator assemblies on these grills have date codes of 2704 and lower. The regulator is attached to the side of the grills. The model number and serial number of the grill can be found on the back of the grill or on the sides of the control panel. The recall includes grills with the following model numbers and serial number ranges:

Model Numbers Serial Number Ranges
7362K3XM11 0000001 through 0000760
7720.1.641 0005559 through 0055583
7462K3XB11 0000001 through 0000155
7830.3.641 0000001 through 0006492
7462K3XM51 0000001 through 0000917
7710.1.641 0071582 through 0089666
7820.3.641 0001801 through 0018329
7362K3XB41 0000001 through 0000289
7362K3XG51 0000001 through 0003804
7362K3XM51 0000001 through 0000860

Sold at: Grocery, department, hardware and other retail stores nationwide from December 2003 through December 2004 for between $100 and $480.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the grill and contact Meco for instructions on receiving a replacement regulator assembly.

Consumer Contact: Call Meco toll-free at (800) 251-7558 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or email Meco?s consumer service at Consumers also can visit the company?s Web site at