Recalls

Reports of explosions lead to sizable recall of Kozy Heat, Ambiance and Stellar Hearth fireplaces

Recall fireplace 435x518 Reports of explosions lead to sizable recall of Kozy Heat, Ambiance and Stellar Hearth fireplacesHussong Manufacturing and American Flame, in conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), have announced a recall of more than 13,000 Kozy Heat, Ambiance and Stellar Hearth gas fireplaces and fireplace inserts. Around 2,100 are also being recalled in Canada.

The cause behind the fireplace and fireplace insert recall is that the main control module, which allows gas to be released, has the potential to build up gas unintentionally. This build-up may result in an explosion.

Using American Flame brand main control modules, the recall involves Hussong Manufacturing direct vent gas fireplaces and gas fireplace inserts. The 22 models currently under recall were sold with the brand names Kozy Heat Fireplaces, Ambiance Fireplaces and Stellar Hearth Products. Manufactured between October 2009 and April 2013, the recalled fireplace name, model number, manufacture date and serial number can be found on a silver testing label attached by a chain near the gas valve.

The following fireplace products are included in this recall:

Model Name
(model number)
Serial Number Range Mfg. Date Range
Month/Year 
Kozy Heat Fireplaces
Chaska(CSK-31-IPI) 10-094223-18 to 12-096088-23 05/10 – 06/12
Chaska XL(CSK-335-IPI) 10-703738-15 to 12-706417-24 04/10 – 06/12
Jackson(911-IPI) 10-820097-37 to 12-820636-11 09/10 – 03/12
Jackson XL(911XL-IPI) 10-9125332-37 to 12-9126288-10 09/10 – 03/12
Jordan(JOR-30) 10-080001-25 to 12-081992-07 06/10 – 02/12
Jordan XL(JOR-34) 10-010001-46 to 12-011278-04 11/10 – 01/12
Minneapolis(MPS-30) 10-080004-25 to 12-081914-02 06/10 – 01/12
Minneapolis XL(MPS-34) 10-010005-46 to 12-011300-12 11/10 – 03/12
Rockford(RFD-30) 10-080006-25 to 12-082020-19 06/10 – 05/12
Rockford XL(RFD-34) 10-010003-46 to 12-011309-12 11/10 – 03/12
Nicollet(NCL-195) 10-060001-05 to 12-060608-07 02/10 – 02/12
Dassel(DSL-36-IPI) 10-150789-15 to 12-151789-11 04/10 – 03/12
Delano(DEL-36-IP I) 10-030001-45 to 12-030908-12 11/10 – 03/12
Princeton(PRC-3 6-IPI) 09-004528-44 to 12-007203-11 10/09 – 03/12
Thief River Falls(56701-IP1) 10-242305-15 to 12-245336-12 04/10 – 03/12
Minnetonka(55345-IPI) 09-407828-30 to 12-411049-11 04/10 – 04/12
Trimont(TMT-3875-IPI) 10-300771-15 to 12-301183-16 09/11 – 06/12
Slayton 42(SLA-42) 11-080012-38 to 12-080402-23 04/10 – 03/12
Ambiance Fireplaces
Intrigue 100(INT-100) 11-100235-31 to 11-100306-36 04/11 – 09/11
Intrigue 200(INT-200) 11-10000-29 to 12-100513-28 07/11 — 06/12
Stellar Hearth Products Fireplaces
CML-58-S(CML-58-S) 10-10006-40 to 13-13021-16 10/10 – 04/13
CTL-58-S(CTL-58-S) 10-10001-40 to 13-13034-16 10/10 – 04/13

Before the recall was announced, Hussong Manufacturing received reports of nine incidents involving gas building up and exploding. These incidents resulted in minor property damage and two reports of abrasions.

From October 2009 to April 2013, the fireplace products were sold at fireplace dealers and distributors for between $1,450 and $3,325. The products were manufactured in the United States.

Hussong Manufacturing has asked that consumers turn off the gas to the recalled units and contact the dealer where the unit was purchased, or Hussong Manufacturing, to have the fireplace main control module’s ignition board replaced for free.

For more information regarding this recall and how to arrange a free replacement ignition board installation, contact Hussong Manufacturing at 800-253-4904 between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.kozyheat.com, www.ambiancefireplace.com, or www.stellarhearth.com, then click on “Recall Information” for more information.

Source:
CPSC