Royal Gourmet has recalled about 1,100 gas grills because the grill’s gas regulator hose can melt, posing a fire hazard. According to Consumer Reports, the company has received six reports of the grill catching fire. But, so far, there haven’t been any reports of injuries. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) states that the grill recall applies to three models of two-burner grills: GG2004, GG2005 and GG2006. The model numbers can be found on the rear base of the gas grills at the bottom of the frame.
The gas grills were sold exclusively at Wayfair.com from August 2017 through November 2019 for about $240. Consumers who have these grills in their homes are urged to stop using them immediately and contact Royal Gourmet for a free accessory repair kit. For more information, call Royal Gourmet at 1-900-618-2772 or go to saferproduct.gov.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), about 5,700 grill fires occur on residential property yearly, most of them caused by malfunctioning gas grills. These fires cause an annual average of $37 million in damage, 100 injuries and 10 fatalities. In addition, thousands of more people visit emergency rooms yearly because they have suffered burn injuries while grilling.
Please remember that if your grill fire damages your home or property, your homeowner’s insurance provides financial protection because fires are typically covered. A standard policy covers damage to the house itself, damage to personal possessions, to insured structures on the property such as sheds and gazebos and injuries to a guest under the liability portion of the policy.
Product Liability Issues
Malfunctioning grills can cause serious burn injuries that require extensive treatment and rehabilitation. Treating these types of injuries can be both painful and costly. Manufacturers of defective products can be held accountable for injuries and damages caused.
Injured victims can file a product liability lawsuit seeking compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation, property damage and pain and suffering. Victims would also be well advised to contact an experienced product defect lawyer who has successfully handled similar cases. The best product defect law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to injured victims and their families.