Manufacturing Inc. Recalls Electric Smokers for
May 31, 2006
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, (CPSC)
and Masterbuilt Manufacturing Inc., of Columbus
Ga., are recalling about 10,700 Electric Smokehouse
Smokers. Smoldering wood chips used in the wood
chip box can ignite into flames when the door
of the unit is opened, posing a risk of burn injuries
to users and property damage to nearby combustibles.
Masterbuilt has received two reports
of units that were damaged as a result of wood
chip flare-ups. No injuries or property damage
The smokers cook food slowly at
lower temperatures and use wood chips to produce
smoke inside the unit for flavor. Wood chips are
placed inside the smoker and heated using an electric
burner element to produce smoldering coals. The
electric smokehouse model ESQ30B has a black powder
coated outer shell with the Masterbuilt Electric
Smokehouse logo on the front door. The electric
smokehouse model ESQ30S has a stainless steel
outer shell with the Masterbuilt Electric Smokehouse
logo on the front door. The model number is located
on a metal plate on the back of the unit.
The smokers were sold at sporting
goods stores from July 2005 through May 2006.
They were manufactured in China.
Consumers should stop using these
smokers immediately, and contact the firm to receive
free repair kit. For more
information, call Masterbuilt at (800) 489-1581
anytime, or visit the firm’s website at