The Agio Outdoor Fire Column, item number 421075, was sold exclusively at Costco locations from August 1, 2009 – March 2, 2010. It is being recalled due to a potential fire hazard that was discovered due to customer complaints of their columns catching on fire. So far there have been five fires reported, but no injuries. It appears that there are problems with the propane gas leaking from connections within the column; once the propane leaks it can catch fire in the column. Agio believes that the gas line connection may have developed the problem during transit and the result is a very dangerous gas leak.
If you are concerned that you may have the item in question, you should check your serial and model numbers. Only fire columns 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. If you have one of the affected units, you should stop using it immediately and return it to Costco for a full refund.
For further information, consumers should call Agio-USA at 888.383.1932 between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm, Eastern Time, Monday through Friday or visit the Agio recall website: www.va-cs.com/recall.