Summary of Investigation: Welcome to the webpage maintained by Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP ("SFMS") for its investigation of specific models of Kenmore grills sold by Sears. The specific models we are investigating are 161156, 148.16154211, 1481615410, Model PG-40411SOL, 146.16133110.
Our investigation has revealed that the models listed above may have a defect which causes the firebox tray to corrode prematurely, exposing the propane tank and hose connections to the grill's burners, potentially creating a safety hazard for consumers.
Sears issued a statement several months ago regarding the grills:
"We are aware that a limited number of Kenmore grills have firebox trays that are rusting prematurely. Most importantly, we are taking care of these customers at no cost. Customers who are experiencing this issue with their Kenmore grill should call 1-800-4-MYHOME / (800) 469- 4663 to request a complete firebox tray replacement. Both the firebox tray kit and installation will be provided at no charge to the customer. In addition, to address this issue, the Kenmore brand is improving the materials that comprise the firebox tray - so it will be manufactured from aluminized steel (rather than galvanized steel) for longer life."
Sears later clarified that it would only be repairing grills with the following model numbers: 16154, 34176, 34178, 34308 and 23683.
Please contact us if you have had problems with a firebox tray on a Sears Kenmore grill that is not one of the models listed above.
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Status: Under Investigation