December 8, 2016 / 6:17 PM / a year ago

Masterbuilt recalls U.S. gas smokers over fire risk

WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Masterbuilt Manufacturing Inc is recalling about 41,000 gas-fired smokers because a fuel hose can disconnect and pose a fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Thursday.

The Columbus, Georgia-based company has received five reports of the hose on the 7-in-1 smokers carrying the Masterbuilt or Cabela’s logo coming loose during use. There was one report of property damage from a fire, the commission said in a statement.

The smoker, which was manufactured in China, was sold at stores and online from April 2011 to October 2016 for about $150 to $200. The recall also includes about 300 units in Canada, the statement said.

Customers are urged to stop using the smoker and contact Masterbuilt for a replacement hose. (Reporting by Ian Simpson, editing by G Crosse)

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