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For All You Male Grillers: Char-Broil Recalls Over 215,000 Digital Electric Smokers Due to Risk of Electric Shock

Updated: Mar 23

2/15/24 - The Char-Broil digital electric smokers can leak electrical current during use, posing an electric shock hazard. About 211,700 were sold in the U.S. and 3,440 in Canada.


This recall involves Char-Broil digital electric smokers with the following model descriptions: Digital Electric Smoker; Digital Electric Smoker w/Window; Digital Electric Smoker, Black w/Window; Digital Electric Smoker, Medallion; Digital Electric Smoker, Connected; and Digital Electric Smoker, XL.


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These electric smokers were designed and intended only for outdoor use to cook without charcoal. The smokers were sold in black and stainless-steel finishes. The “Char-Broil” logo plate is on the front of the unit. The product label is located on the outside back of the unit and includes the model and serial numbers and brand information.


Incidents/Injuries:

Char-Broil received 79 reports of consumers who experienced a minor electric shock from touching the smokers while in use, including one report of a consumer developing a finger blister after the shock.


Sold At:

Lowe’s, Menards, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Target and other stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com, HSN.com and Charbroil.com from April 2015 through January 2024 for between $300 and $600.


UPC codes, located on the packaging, are included in this recall with the model description and item numbers as follows:


 

Model Description 

Model No.

UPC

Digital Electric Smoker

14202002

17202002

14202002-A1

17202002-A1

099143020020

Digital Electric Smoker, w/Window

14202004

17202004

14202004-A1

17202004-A1

099143020044

Digital Electric Smoker, Black w/Window

19202101

099143021010

Digital Electric Smoker, Medallion

463246619

047362324665

Digital Electric Smoker, Connected

15202043

17202043

15202043-A1

17202043-A1

099143020433

Digital Electric Smoker, XL

14202005

17202005

14202005-A1

17202005-A1

099143020051

ACTION

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled electric smokers and contact Char-Broil for a free repair kit. The repair kit consists of a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (“GFCI”) plug (also known as a “pigtail”), a clamshell enclosure to secure the GFCI pigtail, and a cable clamp. Instructions for installing each of these repair kit items will also be provided.


CONTACT

Char-Broil toll-free at 833-206-4647 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday, email at recall@charbroil.com, online at www.charbroil.com and click on “Product Recalls” under “Parts & Support” or www.charbroil.com/recalls for more information.


Importer(s): Char-Broil LLC, of Columbus, Georgia

Manufactured In: China

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