Wolf Steel Ltd recalls Napoleon GD3200 Propane Gas Fireplaces

Starting date:
June 26, 2014
Posting date:
June 26, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Laceration Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-40177

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Wolf Steel Ltd.

Affected products

Napoleon GD3200 propane gas fireplaces

Product description

This recall involves the Napoleon propane gas fireplaces manufactured by Wolf Steel Ltd.  The recalled products are model number GD3200-P flush glass front and GD3200B-P with bay window. The fireplace front panels are black with gold accent designs on the outside of the product. The model is identified on a rating label located on the base of the fireplace behind the lower access door.

Hazard identified

There is a potential for the glass to break during the lighting of the pilot burner if there is a buildup of propane gas, posing a laceration hazard.

Wolf Steel Ltd received one report in Canada of the glass shattering when lighting the pilot burner, resulting in cuts to the face and neck that required medical attention. No incidents or injuries were reported in the United States.

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

Number sold

Approximately 2,428 units of the recalled fireplaces were sold in Canada and approximately 614 units in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled fireplaces were sold from August 1992 to May 2001 in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada.

Companies

Manufacturer
Wolf Steel Ltd.
Barrie
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the recalled fireplaces and contact their local Napoleon Fireplace Dealer to arrange a service call to have the upgrade kit installed on their fireplace.  A repair kit is being offered but must be installed by a qualified gas appliance technician.  The kit is free and a flat labour fee will be paid to authorized Napoleon Fireplace Dealers installing the upgrade kits.

For more information, consumers may contact Napoleon Products by telephone at 1-866-539-2039, by email or online at the Napoleon website.

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.