Fred’s Recalls Charcoal Grills Due to Fire Hazard – satPRnews

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —  

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Mini barrel charcoal grills

Hazard: The exterior paint on the grill can ignite, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and return the grill to any Fred’s Store for a full refund of the purchase price.

Consumer Contact: Fred’s at 800-374-7417 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or online at and click on the “Recall Information” banner for more information.

Recall Details

Units: 2,000

Description: This recall involves Living Traditions mini barrel charcoal grills. The black steel grills measure about 18 inches by 15 inches by 18.5 inches. They have a black handle on the lid and one on each side, and at the front a heat gauge and a silver latch. Model number SXB1501 and UPC code 00000 19877 are printed on the product’s packaging.  

Incidents/Injuries: There are two reports of paint on the exterior of the grill igniting. No injuries or property damage have been reported. 

Sold at: Fred’s stores in: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina,  Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas from January 2017 through June 2017 for about $22.

Distributor(s): Fred’s Stores of Tennessee Inc., of Memphis, Tenn.

Manufacturer(s): Bazhou Sanxin Steel, of China

Manufactured in: China

This recall was conducted voluntarily by the company under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

About U.S. CPSC:
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