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STOK gas grills recalled due to burn hazard

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Now that we're definitely into the warmer weather, Michiganders will be dusting off their gas grills and looking forward to grilling a steak or two. Before you toss that T-bone on the grill, however, Grand Rapids' consumers who purchased STOK Island or STOK Quattro gas grills at local Home Depot stores are being alerted to a voluntary recall announced today by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, CPC.

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The regulator on the grill can leak propane gas, which can ignite, posing fire and burn hazard to consumers. The firm is aware of 569 reports of regulators leaking propane gas, however, no injuries have been reported.

The STOK Island grill has a round grill base and two burners. “STOK” is written on the grill cover and a label on the bottom of the grill stand. The STOK Quattro grill is a rectangular, four-burner grill. “STOK” is printed on the grill's lid. To check to see if your grill is included in this recall, you will need to check 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.

The STOK grills were sold at Home Depot stores in Grand Rapids and nationwide, as well as in Canada, and at Direct Tools Factory Outlet stores nationwide from March 2011 through February 2012 for between $79 and $350.

Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the recalled grill and contact the importer, One World Technologies, for a free replacement gas regulator for your grill. Call them toll-free at 800-867-9624 or visit the firm's website.

CPC recall announcement

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