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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
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Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, D.C. 20207
For Immediate Release
March 5, 2007
Release #07
Weber-Stephens Recall Hotline: (866) 249-3237
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Weber-Stephen Products Recalls Gas Grills 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. (To access color photos of the following recalled products, see CPSC’s Web site at

Name of product: Weber® Genesis® 320™ Series Gas Grills
Units: About 14,000
Manufacturer: Weber-Stephen Products Co., of Palatine, Ill.
Hazard: The gas hose attached to the side burner of the grill can crack or break off during shipping, causing it to leak gas when in use, which poses a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Weber has received 49 reports of hose damage or gas leaks. No injuries have been reported.
Description:  This recall involves the Weber® Genesis® 320™ Series gas grills which are designed to be used with either natural gas or with liquid propane gas tanks, and are equipped with a flush-mounted side burner accessory. The gas hose is made of stainless steel. The grills are sold in stainless steel and in black, blue or green porcelain enamel. All serial numbers begin with the prefix “DI”. The model and serial number are located on the tank blocker/drip pan holder located inside the storage cart.

Only the following product names and model numbers are included in this recall:


Product Name

Model Numbers


Genesis® E-320™

3751001; 3757001; 3758001; 3851001


Genesis® S-320™

3780001; 3880001


Genesis® EP-320™

3751301; 3752301; 3757301; 3758301; 3851301


Genesis® ESP-320™

3750101; 3750201; 3850101


Genesis® CEP-320™

(Sold in Canada Only) 3751701; 3752701; 3851701

Sold at: Home Depot, Ace Hardware and Home Centers, True Value, Do-It Best, and other home improvement and hardware stores nationwide from November 2006 through February 2007 for between $450 to $770. 
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the gas grill immediately and contact Weber-Stephen to obtain a free replacement gas hose and schedule a free installation.
Consumer Contact: Call Weber-Stephen toll-free at (866) 249-3237 between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s recall web site at

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction.  The CPSC’s 471 employees are committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $500 billion annually.

                To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC’s teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC’s Web site at Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC’s Web site at