HOMCOM Portable Bioethanol Fireplaces recalled due to lack of flammable labelling and hazard information

Starting date:
June 24, 2020
Posting date:
June 24, 2020
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Chemicals
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Chemical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-73413

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: HOMCOM Portable Bioethanol Fireplaces.
  • Issue: The portable fireplaces lack flammable labelling and hazard information.
  • What to do: Immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Aosom Canada for instructions on how to return the product for a full store credit.

Affected products

HOMCOM Portable Bioethanol Fireplaces

Product description

This recall involves two models of HOMCOM Portable Bioethanol Fireplaces. The HOMCOM Model 820-020BK Portable Table Top Fireplace has a black bottom base with two glass barriers and a stainless steel fuel reservoir. The HOMCOM Model 820-017 Freestanding Fireplace has a square white shape with two glass barriers and a stainless steel fuel reservoir. 

The affected products can be identified by the following serial number and lot/batch codes:
Product Name Model Serial Number Lot/Batch Code
HOMCOM Portable Table Top Fireplace Firebox Bio Ethanol Burner Heater (Black) 820-020BK 6510-01N4L 19A0152
Bioethanol Fireplace Stove Fireplace Freestanding Tempered Glass Stainless Steel (White) 820-017 6505-01N4K 19A0152

 

Hazard identified

The recalled products do not meet the labelling requirements for consumer chemical products required by the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001, under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act.

The portable fireplaces lack the required precautionary labelling required for containers sold with the intention of being filled with a hazardous chemical product such as bioethanol fuel. The lack of appropriate labelling information could result in unintentional exposure to the product and lead to serious illness, injury or death.

As of June 16, 2020, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 29 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from August 2019 to October 2019.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
Aosom Canada Inc.
Scarborough
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Aosom Canada for instructions on how to return the product to receive a full store credit.

For more information, consumers may contact Aosom Canada by phone at 1-647-549-6996, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST) or by email.

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.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.