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BEEFMASTER EXPLORER GAS GRILL

Units: 10,900.

Manufacturer: Nexgrill Industries of Walnut, Calif.

Hazard: As consumers adjust the gas pressure regulator (on/off gauge) leading to the propane cylinder, the label on the valve can become positioned in such a manner that it is difficult to read. This can cause consumers to inadvertently leave the gas valve on, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/injuries: Nexgrill has received two reports of consumers leaving the gas valve on. No injuries or have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the Beefmaster Explorer Outdoor Gas Grill Model Number 720-0001. The table top grill is made of stainless steel and is used with a disposable propane cylinder, which is purchased separately. Each grill has one main burner and a cooking grid that sits over the burner. Model numbers are located on the back panel of the grill. The brand name Nexgrill is on a plate on the grill lid.

Sold at: Academy, Bar-B-Que Galore, Crate & Barrel, Home Town and discount department stores nationwide. Crate & Barrel also sold the grills through their catalog and at www.crateandbarrel.com. The grills were sold from January 2002 through June 2003 for about $100.

Manufactured in: China.

Remedy: Consumers should contact Nexgrill to obtain a free replacement gauge. Consumers can also return the product to the company for installation of the replacement gauge at no charge. In addition, Crate & Barrel customers should contact Crate & Barrel to obtain a free replacement gauge or to make arrangements to return the product to the company for installation of the replacement gauge at no charge.

Consumer contact: Contact Nexgrill at (800) 913-8999 between noon and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday or email to info@nexgrill.com. Crate & Barrel customers should contact Crate & Barrel at (800) 451-8217 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily or at www.crateandbarrel.com.

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