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Recall: Aluminum Chimeneas

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On 2007-10-17, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Aluminum Chimeneas due to a potential fire & burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2007 for about $250.00.

About 200 units are involved in this Plow & Hearth chimenea recall. Instance(s) of fires 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 2007. Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls, involving about 300,000 product units.

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What is the problem?

A design flaw can cause the aluminum on the chimeneas to catch fire or melt under high temperatures, posing fire and burn hazards.

Instance(s) of fires have been reported.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The chimeneas are outdoor fireplaces that are aluminum, have a removable spark guard, a wrought iron base, and a four-sided screen.

These items were sold new+ at Plow & Hearth in its catalog and its Web site from March 2007 through August 2007 for about $250.

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 chimeneas and contact Plow & Hearth to receive a full refund and a gift certificate. Plow & Hearth is directly contacting consumers who purchased these chimeneas.

For additional information, contact Plow & Hearth toll-free at (877)459-8131, or Linda DeRose-Droubay at (540)948-7438 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.plowhearth.com

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

Plow & Hearth has received two reports of the chimenea s aluminum exterior catching fire and burning. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

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+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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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.

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