Recall alert- Agio International recalls outdoor gas fire columns due to fire hazard

Legal news for product liability attorneys. Fire columns sold at Costco stores were recalled for fire hazard.

The CPSC and Agio International recalled fir columns sold at Costco stores for fire hazard.

Washington, D.C.—In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Agio International Company of Hong Kong has voluntarily recalled Patio Glow gas fire columns. The recall was initiated after a fire hazard was uncovered, as reported by the CPSC.

About 5,000 units were recalled after discovering the gas can leak from the connections in the column, which can result in a blaze. So far there have been five reported of fires, but no injuries were reported.

The CPSC stated, “The recalled product is a propane gas fire column used for outdoor ambiance. The base of the column is rectangular with brick styling. The top has a bowl shape with lava rocks. This unit does not include ceramic logs. Only products with serial numbers running sequentially from 0081959SD through 0087754SD are affected. The model number GFP207 and the serial number is printed on a label that is located inside the door on the base.”

The outdoor gas fire columns were exclusively sold at Costco from August 2009 through February 2010. They were sold at a retail price of about $200. Consumers are advised to cease the usage of the fire columns immediately and return them to any Costco store to receive a full refund.

For further information, consumer cans call Agio-USA at (800) 598-6532 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or e-mail the company at [email protected] Additional information is available on Agio’s recall Web site:

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for product liability lawyers.