Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Regency Fireplace Products Recalls Gas Stove Fireplaces Due to Explosion and Injury Hazards

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: Regency Ultimate direct vent gas stove fireplaces (models U37 and U39)

Hazard: The pressure release system can fail and cause the gas stove to explode, posing explosion and injury hazards.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Regency toll-free at 866-867-4328 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at u39@regency-fire.com or online at www.regency-fire.com and click on "U39 notice" at the bottom of the page for more information.

Units: About 13,700 (in addition, 11,300 were sold in Canada and 10 were sold in Mexico)

Description: This recall involves Michaels private brand Ashland® 3-tier haunted townhouse candle holders. The candle holders were sold in black, measure about 20 inches tall by 7 inches wide by 5 inches deep and have two columns of three vertically stacked candle holders. Only 3-tier haunted townhouse candle holders with SKU number 513180 and UPC code 886946019340 printed on a hangtag are included in the recall.

Incidents/Injuries: Regency has received three reports of the pressure system failing, and one report of the door hinge breaking, including one incident that resulted in minor cuts to the consumer's legs.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled gas stoves, turn off the gas supply to the unit, and contact Regency to schedule a free repair.

Sold At: Fireplace distributors and stores nationwide from January 2001 through January 2018 for about $2,800.

Manufacturer: FPI Fireplace Products International Ltd., of Canada

Importer: Fireplace Products U.S. Inc., of Blaine, Wash.

Distributor: FPI Fireplace Products International Ltd., of Canada

Manufactured In: Canada