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I just ran across this story. Those of you who own Fiesta grills might want to take a look at it:

Fiesta and Blue Ember Grills Recall

It's weird, though - all I found on their website was this:
Safety News (From Aug. 2008)

'Nuff said, eh?
Last edited by CharredGriller on Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:26 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Post Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:32 pm
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Gmc wrote:
Fiestas seem to be the usual cheap assembled junk that has been imported from China like everything else.Time to ban that "high quality" junk!


If it were only that easy. Just about everything we buy these days seems to be made in China. Some of these produsts are good quality, but I've found a lot of it to be garbage. However, banning these goods outright would lead to a major shortage of goods on the shelves for that exact reason - there's just too many low-quality products out there.

For example, I was in Home Depot a few weeks ago and yet another guy walked up to the manager of the power tools aisle and asked if they had any tools that weren't made in China. The manager gave him an outright "no", and he walked out after telling the manager he would be shopping elsewhere from now on.

Do you know what this manager said as the guy left? "Good luck with that, buddy. You're gonna need it." (Yet another shining example of excellent customer service... :twisted: )

Fortunately, there's very simple yet effective way to take care of the problem of stores that sell low-quality junk:

Vote with your wallet and shop somewhere else.

Also, don't bother complaining to a manager about it, either, as they're too busy (or too indifferent) to do anything. Write a letter or send an email to the manufacturing company's head office instead. And while you're at it, send another copy to the head office of the store you didn't buy it from too. (Hey - it's a bit of a long shot, but it's been known to work.)

There's another thing that can be done, too, but it takes a bit of work. Remember the flaming Dell laptop videos a few years ago that sparked the biggest notebook battery recall in history? The same trick would certainly work for other products, I'm sure. :D
Unlike propane, you'll never wake up scorched and naked in another county because you mishandled a bag of briquettes.

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David415 wrote:
Gmc wrote:
Fiestas seem to be the usual cheap assembled junk that has been imported from China like everything else.Time to ban that "high quality" junk!


ConsumerReports.org - Gas grills, Broil King Signet 90 Not Acceptable

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/home ... ptable.htm

Must be some of that same Chinese Junk.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08261.html

Best Regards
Dave


Thanks for the info, Dave. My brother-in-law just bought a Broil King Sovereign XL 6 months ago and it's affected by the recall. I've just emailed him about this.

EDIT: I just saw the video for the Consumer Reports article, and it looks like these grills have some very nasty flareups indeed.

Oh - you can also add anything manufactured by "BBQ TEK" to the list of cheap BBQs. They rebrand their units for a lot of stores, too, so you may want to look closely before buying them. Basically this company just makes very shoddy units - I've worked with about a dozen of their different models and all of them have had issues with rust and with bad burners within a year.
Unlike propane, you'll never wake up scorched and naked in another county because you mishandled a bag of briquettes.

Post Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:26 pm
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OK- I've changed the subject of this topic to reflect the new info on these recalls. Thanks for the help, David415! :D
Unlike propane, you'll never wake up scorched and naked in another county because you mishandled a bag of briquettes.

Post Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:42 am
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More news: apparently, Broil King (or more properly: Onward Corp) also makes the Sterling line as well. So there's another line of grills to be cautious about.

As for grills made in China, apparently Weber has a plant there, too, or so I'd heard....
Unlike propane, you'll never wake up scorched and naked in another county because you mishandled a bag of briquettes.

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David415 wrote:
Must be some of that same Chinese Junk.

When did this become a forum about boats?

<ducks> :D

Take care,

Derek
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harry_canyon wrote:
David415 wrote:
Must be some of that same Chinese Junk.

When did this become a forum about boats?

<ducks> :D

Take care,

Derek


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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harry_canyon wrote:
David415 wrote:
Must be some of that same Chinese Junk.

When did this become a forum about boats?

<ducks> :D

Take care,

Derek


LOL!

I had to read that twice before it sunk in... :lol:
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