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RONA Is Issuing a Voluntary Recall on UBERHAUS Propane Gas Barbecues Model 780-0002B

Friday, May 11, 2012

RONA Is Issuing a Voluntary Recall on UBERHAUS Propane Gas Barbecues Model 780-0002B14:19 EDT Friday, May 11, 2012BOUCHERVILLE, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - May 11, 2012) - RONA (TSX:RON)(TSX:RON.PR.A) is issuing a voluntary recall on UBERHAUS propane gas barbecues model780-0002B and serial number beginning by 20117800002B.and followed by seven characters specific to the barbecue that have been sold and merchandised between February 1st and April 18 in all Réno-Dépôt stores in Quebec and all RONA stores throughout Canada. These products may be affected by a manufacturing defect that may cause injuries or damages. Customers who have these products in their possession should immediately stop using them and return them to Réno-Dépôt or RONA stores or call the customer service centre at 1-866-283-2239 toll-free for further information.RONA apologizes for any inconvenience this situation may have caused.About RONARONA inc. (TSX:RON)(TSX:RON.PR.A), is the largest Canadian distributor and retailer of hardware, home renovation and gardening products. The Corporation operates a network of more than 800 corporate, franchise and affiliate stores of various sizes and formats under several banners, and a network of 14 hardware and construction-materials distribution centres which are flexible and perfectly adapted to the diverse needs of its clientele. RONA is also a leader in the specialized plumbing and HVAC market, primarily serving commercial and professional customers with a network of close to 60 sales outlets across the country.In total, RONA supplies nearly 1,500 sales outlets, of which more than 830 are under one of its banners, as well as close to 600 clients, independent dealers, in its distribution network. With more than 30,000 employees working under its family of banners in every region of Canada, the RONA store network generates consolidated sales of $4.8 billion and over $6 billion taking into account the total impact of the retail sales of franchise dealers, affiliates and other independent dealers who buy their supplies at RONA. For more information, visit rona.ca.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Senior advisorNadia GoyerCommunications and public affairsRONA Inc.(514) 599-5900 or 1 877 599-5900, ext. 5271nadia.goyer@rona.ca