The Hulk Hogan Ultimate Grill, launched in direct competition to the hugely-successful George Foreman low-fat grills, has been exposed as a fire hazard.
The product can cause cooking oil to burst into flame, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The grill was sold through the QVC shopping channel, both in the US and in the UK. It has now been recalled in the US, and a spokesperson for QVC in the UK told HousewaresLive.net: “We don’t sell it any more”.
The Hulk Hogan Ultimate Grill was launched by QVC in the UK last August, priced at around £100, as a rival to Salton Europe’s George Foreman Lean Mean Grilling Machines.
The key difference between the two brands is that fat drains off to the side in the George Foreman products, but drips into the middle of the cooking surface in the Hulk Hogan line.
“Other than that, it does another 15 to 20 things George’s grill can’t do,” wrestler Hogan said at the launch.