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Safety Alert

Lennox Hearth Products Recalls Fireplaces Due to Risk of Gas Leak and Fire Hazard (Recall Alert)

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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Lennox and Superior gas fireplaces

Hazard: Defective fireplace gas connectors can leak, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: Lennox Hearth Products at (800) 655-2008 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.lennoxhearthproducts.com and click on Recall Info at the bottom of the page for more information.

Units: About 11,500

Description: This recall involves natural gas or propane Lennox and Superior brand fireplaces with the following model and serial numbers. Lennox model numbers include ELDV, LDV, MLBV-40, MLDVT, MPB, MPD, MPDP, RHAP54, and SYM. Superior model numbers include SDV, SLDVT and SLBV. Serial number have 10 digits starting with 6412D4, 6412E4, 6412F4, 6412G4, 6412H4, 6412D7, 6412E7, 6412F7, 6412G7 or 6412H7. The model, serial number and the Lennox or Superior brand names are printed on the rating plate located in the control box area of the fireplace.

Incidents/Injuries: Lennox Hearth Products has received eight reports of gas connectors leaking in fireplaces. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled gas fireplaces, turn off the gas to the fireplace and contact Lennox Hearth Products for a free inspection and replacement of the leaking gas connector. Lennox Hearth Products and its distributors are contacting purchasers directly.

Sold at: Fireplace stores and by HVAC retailers and installers nationwide from April 2012 through December 2012 for between $1,200 and $9,000.

Importer: Lennox Hearth Products, of Nashville, Tenn

Manufactured in: United States