L. G. Sourcing has issued a defective product recall for more than 600,000 of its Perfect Flame SLG Series gas grills sold at Lowe’s Stores. According to a news report in Consumeraffairs.com, the burners on these grills can deteriorate causing irregular flames. The lids of some models can ignite, posing serious burn injuries to consumers. So far, the company has received nearly 40 reports of fires from these defective burners and close to 23 reports of the lids igniting. The company stated that one eye injury related to this product defect required surgery. In 21 other incidents, consumers sustained burn injuries to their hands, arms or face.
The recalled grills are the SLG series “Perfect Flame” brand outdoor propane or natural gas grills, painted black or gray metal. These recalled grills were sold exclusively at Lowe’s retail outlets across the nation from September 2005 through May 2009 for between $200 and $500. They were also sold in Canada. The grills were made in China. Consumers who own these defective grills are asked to stop using them right away and contact L.G. Sourcing to get free replacement burners and/or replacement lids.
Prior Gas Grill Recall
This is apparently not the first recall for these Perfect Flame brand grills sold at Lowe’s. In August 2008, about 24,000 Perfect Flame Double Lids Four Burner gas grills were recalled because the cooking chamber of these gas grills could melt or catch on fire. Several consumers even complained that their gas grills caught on fire or exploded. There is no question that this manufacturer/distributor has had some serious quality control issues with these grills.
To me, it seems as if this company has expanded the recall from last year. I’d question why it took the company more than a year to expand the product defect recall. Could those burn injuries and serious eye injuries have been prevented had the company promptly recalled all these dangerous products much earlier? When did the company actually learn about these product defects? Did the company know about any substandard parts that were being used to manufacture these gas grills?
Products Liability Issues
If I were a victim, I would definitely want to know if there was any negligence involved here, on the part of the grill’s manufacturer. Victims who have been injured as a result of these defective grills would also be well-advised to consult with a reputed California personal injury lawyer, who has experience and a successful track record fighting defective product manufacturers on behalf of injured clients.
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