Hearth & Home Technologies Recalls Gas Fireplaces Due to Fire Hazard
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: Heat-N-Glo and Heatilator Corner Unit Series indoor gas fireplaces
Hazard: The back of the firebox can bow out, posing a fire hazard.
Consumer Contact: Hearth & Home Technologies at (800) 883-6690 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.hearthnhome.com and click on Notices for more information.
Units: About 2,500
Description: This recall involves Heat-N-Glo and Heatilator Corner Unit Series indoor gas fireplaces. The fireplaces are LP or NG-fueled corner units with tempered glass fronts. The following model numbers are printed on the unit rating plate, located near the controls used to operate the units, and in the instruction manual.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been two reported incidents involving charring and minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the gas fireplaces and contact the fireplace store where the unit was purchased to arrange for a free inspection and installation of a correction kit. The firm's dealers are contacting known purchasers.
Sold at: Fireplace stores from March 2008 through November 2014 for $3,500 to $5,000.
Manufacturer: Hearth & Home Technologies of Lakeville, Minn.
Manufactured in: USA