After getting 569 reports of leaking regulators, One World Technologies has recalled 89,000 Stok Quattro and Stok Island gas grills. The leaking regulators pose a fire and burn hazard although no injuries have been reported, according to the recall notice from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. One World will send grill owners free replacement regulators.
The grills were sold in the U.S. at Home Depot and in Canada at Direct Tools Factory Outlets from March 2011 through February of this year for between $79 and $350. The Stok Island is a round two-burner grill and the Stok Quattro is a four-burner model. The recalled grills have regulators with the model number "AZF" on the front and a date code between 1046 and 1143 on the back.
Owners of the affected grills should not use them until they've replaced the regulator. Contact One World Technologies at (800) 867-9624 or visit the firm's website at www.stokgrills.com. Read the recall notice for full details.
Consumer Reports tested an earlier version of the Stok Quattro grill. It was very good at low temperature performance and indirect grilling but only mediocre at high-temperature evenness. Other brands performed better in Consumer Reports' gas grill tests.
—Mary H.J. Farrell