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2011-03-25

Recall - Kingsman Fireplaces (propane gas can explode and break/shatter glass door)

The following recall notice is from HSW:


Event Highlights
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports of a recall involving Gas Fireplaces manufactured by Kingsman Fireplaces, of Canada.  Delayed ignition can cause the fireplace's propane gas to explode and break or shatter the glass door. This poses a laceration hazard to consumers nearby.

See HSW Product Details tab for specifics on the affected items.

Kingsman Fireplaces has received two reports of fireplace glass doors breaking.

In the U.S., recalled fireplaces were sold by authorized distributors and specialty fireplace stores nationwide from April 2008 through December 2010 for between $1,700 and $2,900. HSW confirmed with the manufacturer that affected items were also sold in Canada.
Corrective Action:Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fireplaces and turn off the gas supply to the fireplace. Contact Kingsman Fireplaces to schedule a free repair.Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kingsman Fireplaces toll-free at (855) 593-3304 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.marquisfireplaces.net



HSW Comment: At the time of posting this Event, Health Canada had not issued any information about this recall. Because the recalled items were sold in Canada, we elected to post this information prior to any official notice from Health Canada.  If additional information becomes available, we will update this Event.  JA

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