Recall: Garden Treasures Living Freestanding Steel Outdoor Fireplaces
On 2011-03-08, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Garden Treasures Living Freestanding Steel Outdoor Fireplaces due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2010 for about $300.
About 20,000 units are involved in this Sunjoy Industries Group fireplace recall. Instance(s) of property damage have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Fire Pits & Heaters category in 2011.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 300,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (877) 343-5651
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What is the problem?
The decorative bronze powder coat finish on the fireplace chimney can ignite during use, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Instance(s) of property damage have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves "Garden Treasures Living" steel outdoor fireplaces with a bronze finish chimney and slate colored accents. The wood burning fireplace is approximately 24 inches deep by 35 inches wide and 57 inches tall, has two glass doors and a tile back inside. Item number 0027705 and model number L-OF082PST-3 are printed on the front page of the product's instruction manual. No other "Garden Treasures Living" brand outdoor fireplaces are included in this recall.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1289
These items were sold new+ at Lowe's retail stores nationwide from March 2010 through November 2010 for about $300.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the fireplace and contact Sunjoy to obtain a free replacement chimney and chimney cap.
For additional information, contact Sunjoy toll-free at (877) 343-5651 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.sunjoydirect.com/fireplacerecall.htm. Consumers can also email the firm at email@example.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Sunjoy has received 14 reports of the chimney's decorative powder coat finish catching fire, resulting in one report of melted siding. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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