Safety Alert Number 1003329


Remote Control Kits for Electric Fireplaces and Stoves Recalled
by Dimplex North America Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
Release #10-167
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 673-9880
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today
announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately
unless otherwise instructed. Name of Product: Remote Control Kits for Electric Fireplaces and Stoves
Units: About 700,000
Importer: Dimplex North America, of Ontario, Canada
Hazard: The plug-in wall unit can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. Incidents/Injuries: Dimplex has received about 5,000 reports of the plug-in wall units overheating including 19 reports of damage
beyond the remote control and one report of a house fire in Columbus, Ohio that resulted in considerable property damage. Description: The recalled remote control kits are used with Dimplex, Electraflame, Symphony, Optiflame, Electralog and
Charmglow brand electric fireplaces, stoves and fireplace inserts. They include a black or dark gray hand-held remote control and
also a black or dark gray wall unit that plugs into an electrical wall outlet. Recalled model numbers include 47-1001, 47-1010-R
and APT-1315. The model number is printed on either the plug-in unit or the hand-held remote control. The fireplace or stove's
brand name is printed on both units. Sold at: Mass merchandise, home improvement, specialty fireplace and furniture retailers from January 1998 through December
2008 for between $200 and $1,500 for the fireplaces and stoves. This recall includes remote control kits subsequently replaced
under warranty. Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the remote control kits, unplug the power cord from the remote control kit's
wall unit, remove the wall unit from the electrical outlet and contact Dimplex for a free replacement kit. Consumers can continue to
operate the fireplace or stove by plugging the fireplace or stove's electrical cord directly into an electrical outlet. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dimplex North America toll-free at (866) 673-9880 anytime, or visit the
firm's Web site at www.recall.dimplex.com
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10167.html