NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 5, 2006
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 598-6532
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Agio International Recalls Outdoor Gas Fire Pits Due to Fire Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Products: Outdoor Gas Fire Pits
Units: About 22,000
Distributor: Agio International, of Hong Kong.
Hazard: If the regulator hose for the propane cylinder contacts the
burner during use, the hose can rupture, presenting a risk of a fire
outside of the unit.
Incidents/Injuries: Agio has received eight reports of hoses rupturing,
including three reports of fire. Two of these fires resulted in minor
damage to decks. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The fire pit is an outdoor gas fire pit with a surrounding
housing that serves as a table. The fire pits were sold in various
shapes and sizes, including oval, hexagonal, round and octagonal. They
have various style table tops, including real and faux marble, slate,
ceramic or stone. The bases of the fire pits have various styles,
including mountain stone, field stone, flag stone, cobblestone, stucco,
brick and wicker. The model number 98500 or 98500A is printed on the top
of the label on the side of the sliding drawer holding the propane tank,
or, on some models, on the back of the hinged door that lifts up to get
to the propane tank.
Sold at: Costco, BJ's, Home Depot Expo Design Center, Lowe's and other
stores nationwide, and by various on-line retailers, from September 2005
through July 2006 for between $400 and $1,400. Units sold by Costco were
included as part of a five-piece furniture grouping.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the fire pits immediately, and
contact Agio to receive a free repair, which consists of a tie that will
keep the regulator hose from contacting the burner, and instructions.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Agio-USA, the recall
coordinator, at (800) 598-6532 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday
through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.agio-usa.com
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