Faulty knobs on the grill in question can deliver electric shocks
By Caitlin Finlay
Health Canada announced on June 3 a recall of the Kalorik Pro 1500F Electric Steakhouse Grill due to an electrical hazard.
“The affected products have faulty temperature and timer knobs that cause electricity to be conducted to the touchable surface of the knob, posing a risk of electric shock,” the Health Canada warning reads.
As of May 26, 2021, the company concerned, Team International Group of America, Inc., had received two reports in Canada and three reports in the United States of electric shock, with no injuries reported.
Designed for indoor use, the stainless steel grills were sold online between September 2020 and March 2021 through Walmart.ca, HomeDepot.ca, Staples.ca, Amazon.ca, and Costco.ca. According to a statement from Costco, “The knobs of certain grills may have been incorrectly electroplated, resulting in a potential risk of electric shock hazard.” In Canada, 71 units have been sold; 1020 units were sold in the United States.
The model number for the recalled grill is KPRO GR 45602, and the following PO numbers were affected: PO20-0065, PO20-0259, PO20-0305, P020-0336. The model number and codes can be found on a label on the back of the grill.
If you purchased one of these grills, Health Canada urges you to stop using it immediately and unplug it. If you bought it from Costco.ca, you can return it for a full refund (the Costco item number is 2091607).
For a free repair kit to replace the electroplated knobs, you can contact Team International Group of America by calling 1-844-847-4556 or e-maiing firstname.lastname@example.org.