About 11,000 Electric Smokehouse Smokers have been recalled by Masterbuilt Manufacturing Inc. of Columbus, Ga. The wood chip tray can fail to slide securely into the smoker, causing the wood to combust and the smoker’s cabinet door to blow open, posing a fire hazard. The upright electric smoker is a rectangular, black matte cabinet with a stainless steel door with a glass window. The smokers were sold with a remote control and have a control panel on the top front of the unit. The 20070312 model smoker measures about 32 inches high by 17 inches wide by 15 inches deep. The 20070512 model smoker measures about 40 inches high by 22 inches wide by 16 inches deep. Model number 20070312 or 20070512 is printed on the serial plate located on the rear panel of the smoker. The smokers have a screen printed Masterbuilt logo on the window and on the serial plate. Masterbuilt has received six reports of fires occurring in the smoker causing the door to blow open. No injuries were reported.
The smokers were sold at Bass Pro Shops and Cabelas stores nationwide from May 2012 through August 2012 for between $270 and $430. Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled smokers and contact Masterbuilt Manufacturing for a free repair kit at 1-800-489-1581 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.masterbuilt.com. Click on Contact on the top right hand corner of the page for more information.