Char-Broil Recalls Digital Electric Smokers Due to Risk of Electric Shock

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Name of Product:

Digital Electric Smokers


The smokers can leak electrical current during use, posing an electric shock hazard.

Recall Date:

February 15, 2024


About 211,700 (In addition, 3,440 were sold in Canada)

Recall Details


This recall involves Char-Broil digital electric smokers with the following model descriptions: Digital Electric Smoker; Digital Electric Smoker w/Window; Digital Electric Smoker, Black w/Window; Digital Electric Smoker, Medallion; Digital Electric Smoker, Connected; and Digital Electric Smoker, XL. These electric smokers were designed and intended only for outdoor use to cook without charcoal. The smokers were sold in black and stainless-steel finishes. The “Char-Broil” logo plate is on the front of the unit. The product label is located on the outside back of the unit and includes the model and serial numbers and brand information. UPC codes, located on the packaging, are included in this recall with the model description and item numbers as follows:


Model Description  Model No. UPC
Digital Electric Smoker





Digital Electric Smoker, w/Window





Digital Electric Smoker, Black w/Window 19202101 099143021010
Digital Electric Smoker, Medallion 463246619 047362324665
Digital Electric Smoker, Connected





Digital Electric Smoker, XL







Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled electric smokers and contact Char-Broil for a free repair kit. The repair kit consists of a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (“GFCI”) plug (also known as a “pigtail”), a clamshell enclosure to secure the GFCI pigtail, and a cable clamp. Instructions for installing each of these repair kit items will also be provided.


Char-Broil received 79 reports of consumers who experienced a minor electric shock from touching the smokers while in use, including one report of a consumer developing a finger blister after the shock.

Sold At:

Lowe’s, Menards, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Target and other stores nationwide, and online at, and from April 2015 through January 2024 for between $300 and $600.


Char-Broil LLC, of Columbus, Georgia

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