One World Technologies Inc. of Anderson, SC, is recalling approximately 87,600 gas grills across the United States, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced in cooperation with Health Canada. The company is also recalling approximately 1,400 of the grills in Canada.
One World Technologies Inc. has indicated that the STOK Island and STOK Quattro gas grills are involved in the recall. The regulator on the grills can leak, the company indicated, and the propane gas can ignite, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. At this time, One World Technologies Inc. is aware of 569 reports of regulators leaking propane gas; no injuries due to the leaking regulators have been reported.
The grills were sold at Home Depot stores across the United States and Canada, as well as at Direct Tools Factory Outlet stores across the United States. The grills were sold from March 2011 through February 2012.
This recall specifically involves STOK Island and STOK Quattro gas grills. The STOK Island has a round grill base and two burners. “STOK” is written on the grill cover and on a label on the bottom of the grill stand. The STOK Quattro gas grill is a rectangular, four-burner grill. “STOK” is printed on the grill’s lid. To identify whether a specific Island or Quattro grill is included in this recall, you will need to look at the grill’s regulator. The recalled grills have regulators on them with the model number “AZF” on the front and a date code between 1046 and 1143 on the back of the regulator.
These grills were manufactured in China.
One World Technologies Inc. indicated that consumers should immediately stop using the grills and contact them for a free replacement gas regulator for their grill. For additional information, consumers are asked to contact One World Technologies toll-free at (800) 867-9624, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (ET), Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.stokgrills.com.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reminds consumers it is illegal to resell, or to attempt to resell, a recalled consumer product.