About 37,000 Master Forge Gas Grills have been recalled by the manufacturer Guangdong Vanward Electric Co., Ltd., of China and importer L G Sourcing, Inc., of North Wilkesboro, N.C. If improperly installed, the hose connecting the gas tank and regulator to the burner control can touch the burner box and cause the hose to melt and rupture when the grill is lit. This poses a fire and burn hazard. Guangdong Vanward is aware of two reports of hoses melting and rupturing. No injuries have been reported. This recall involves Master Forge four-burner gas grills with a single-door base. “Master Forge” is written on the grill’s hood. The model number GD4825 is located on a label inside the door of the grill’s base. “Item 94227” is written on the cover of the instruction manual.
The grills were sold exclusively at Lowe’s stores nationwide from November 2011 through May 2012 for about $270. Consumers should immediately stop using the grill and inspect the grill to make sure that the gas hose runs along the outside of the grill cabinet and passes through the round hole in the side panel. Consumers should contact Guangdong Vanward Electric for revised instructions and a warning label to apply to the grill that shows how to properly install the hose and the regulator. For additional information, contact Guangdong Vanward Electric toll-free at (888) 584-3648 between 8 a.m. through 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s recall website at www.94227info.com.