Recall: Heat-N-Glo and Heatilator Corner Unit Series indoor gas fireplaces
On 2015-07-09, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Heat-N-Glo and Heatilator Corner Unit Series indoor gas fireplaces due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2008 for about $3500 to $5000.
About 3,000 units are involved in this Hearth & Home Technologies of Lakeville gas 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 is the 1st recall of products in the Fireplaces category in 2015.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 900,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 883-6690
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What is the problem?
The back of the firebox can bow out, posing a fire hazard.
Instance(s) of property damage have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
These items were sold new+ at Fireplace stores from March 2008 through November 2014 for $3,500 to $5,000.
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 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.
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.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
There have been two reported incidents involving charring and minor property damage. 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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