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Lowe's Master Forge 5 Burner Gas Grill, model #BG179A, but this probably applies to all Master Forge Gas grills. Grill was a little over 1 yr old.
Yard & Garden
Grills & Accessories
Gas or Lp Grills or Stoves (For Outdoor Use) (3248)
L G Sourcing, Inc.    
Lowe's Master Forge 5 Burner Gas Grill
Lowe's Inc.
2/1/2015 This date is an estimate
On the 4th of July, I cooked burgers for dinner on the gas grill, a Lowe's Master Forge gas grill. My son found several sharp shards of metal in his burger, each about 1/2 in. by 1/16 in. They were sharp and definitely metal. He found 5 or 6 total. After the grill cooled, I found that several of the cooking grates are delaminating and flaking off sharp shards of metal. Apparently, the stainless steel is just a coating that can come off. These could easily cause internal bleeding, lacerations in the mouth, or other problems if swallowed, so I feel it is important to recall this before anyone is injured. Pictures included in this report, but not of the shards. We did not think to save those.
Incident, No Injury
My Child
18 years
Will contact Lowes to let them know and request replacement grates.
File NameDescription
20160705_183103.jpg Grill image
20160705_183153.jpg Flaking grate
20160705_183205.jpg Flaking grate
20160705_183237.jpg Serial # and date code
20160705_183245.jpg Grill Mfgr Info
20160705_183303.jpg Flaking grate
20160705_183339.jpg Large flake of metal form grate. (Ones in food were much smaller.)
20160705_183945.jpg Grill manual

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