September 9, 2002
- Wall Mount Gas Fireplaces Recalled by Valor Heating
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Valor Heating Ltd., of Birmingham, United Kingdom, is voluntarily recalling about 730 direct vent wall mount gas fireplaces. A design defect in the gas control assembly can allow main burner gas to prematurely enter the firebox during lighting. The ignition of this excess gas can cause the glass window to shatter, presenting the risk of burns or cuts from broken glass.
December 16, 1998
- Gas Fireplace Recall by Marco
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product SafetyCommission (CPSC), Marco Manufacturing Inc., of Lynwood, Calif., isre-emphasizing the recall of more than 22,000 gas decorative fireplaces to repair their vent systems. If the interior vent pipe separates from its connection to the exterior wall of the house, hot exhaust gases can start a fire inside the wall.
April 18, 1995
- Free Retrofit Kit by Fireplace Technologies
In cooperation with the U.S. ConsumerProduct Safety Commission (CPSC), Fireplace TechnologiesInc., of Louisville, Ky., is announcing a program to providefree kits to modify approximately 36,000 LockTop FireplaceDamper and Cap sets. The vent dampers might close if sootbuilds up and results in chimney fire. This could forcesmoke and flue gases back into the house, which maypresent a risk of death or injury from inhalation of smokeand carbon monoxide.
November 10, 1973
- Decorative Fireplace Units by Dyna Manufacturing Warning
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today warned owners of some 1,600"Electric Heater Log" decorative fireplaces to immediately unplug the units to avoid a possible fire hazard.