Hussong Manufacturing and American Flame recall Gas Fireplaces and Fireplace Inserts

Starting date:
April 4, 2014
Posting date:
April 4, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-38789

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC), Hussong Manufacturing and American Flame

Affected products

Kozy Heat, Ambiance and Stellar Hearth gas fireplaces and fireplace inserts

Product description

This recall involves Hussong Manufacturing direct vent gas fireplaces and gas fireplace inserts that use American Flame brand main control modules. The recalled products are 22 models sold under the brand names Kozy Heat Fireplaces, Ambiance Fireplaces and Stellar Hearth Products. Recalled fireplaces and inserts were manufactured between October 2009 and April 2013. The fireplace name, model number, manufacture date and serial number are on a silver testing label attached by a chain and next to the gas valve of the fireplace or fireplace insert.

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

Hazard identified

The main control module can allow gas to be released and buildup in the burner area, posing an explosion hazard.

Hussong Manufacturing received reports of nine incidents, including two in Canada, of gas being released prematurely and exploding, resulting in minor property damage and two reports of abrasions. No injuries have been reported in Canada.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these products.

Number sold

Approximately 2,170 products were sold in Canada and about 13,600 products were distributed in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled fireplaces and fireplace inserts were sold in Canada and the United States from October 2009 to April 2013 at various fireplace dealers and distributors.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States.

Companies

Manufacturer
Hussong Manufacturing Co. Inc., dba Kozy Heat Fireplaces
Lakefield
Minnesota
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the recalled fireplaces and fireplace inserts immediately, turn off the gas to the units and contact the dealer where the unit was purchased or Hussong Manufacturing to have the ignition board on the fireplace main control module replaced free of charge.

For more information, consumers may contact Hussong Manufacturing at 1-800-253-4904 between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CST Monday through Friday, or online at Kozy Heat Fireplaces website, Ambiance Fireplaces website or Stellar hearth products webpage, then click on “Recall Information” for more information.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.