Gas Fireplace Inserts Recalled Due to Electrical Shock and Burn Hazards
Jotful North America is recalling more than 1,200 Jotul and Scan gas fireplace inserts. The fireplace insert's electrical wiring can come into contact with the metal rating plate on the insert, posing electrical shock and burn hazards to consumers.
This recall involves four models of Jotul and Scan brand gas fireplace inserts. These inserts fit into existing vented fireplaces providing a variety of fireplace effects fueled by natural gas or liquid propane. The fireplace inserts are cast iron or steel and have a glass front, ceramic fiber logs, a gas burner and an electrical cord.
The model and serial numbers are located on a metal rating plate inside the bottom front panel of the fireplace insert.
The recalled fireplace inserts were sold at specialty fireplace and stove stores nationwide and in Canada from June 2010 through September.
Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled gas fireplace inserts before checking the unit's model and serial numbers. Contact the store where purchased or Jotul directly to schedule a free repair.
For additional information, contact Jotul North America toll-free at 800-797-5912.