Gas Fireplaces Recalled Due to Explosion Hazard

Gas Fireplaces Recalled Due to Explosion Hazard
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April 4, 2014

Hussong Manufacturing and American Flame have issued a recall of roughly 15,770 Kozy Heat, Ambiance, and Stellar Hearthgas fireplaces and fireplace inserts. The main control module can allow gas to be released and buildup in the burner area, posing an explosion hazard.

This recall involves Hussong Manufacturing direct vent gas fireplaces and gas fireplace inserts that use American Flame brand main control modules. The recalled products come in 22 models that are sold under the brand names Kozy Heat Fireplaces, Ambiance Fireplaces, and Stellar Hearth Products.

The 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 recalled gas fireplaces and fireplace inserts were sold from October 2009 through April 2013. Hussong Manufacturing has received reports of nine incidents of gas being released prematurely and exploding, resulting in minor property damage and two reports of abrasions.

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

For additional information on this recall, including a full list of all affected products, contact Hussong Manufacturing at 800-253-4904.