Hearth & Home Technologies Issues Recalls for Fireplaces and Pellet Stoves
In the heat of summer, you probably aren't getting much use out of your fireplace. That could be a blessing if you have certain Hearth & Home models.
The Lakeville, MN-based fireplace manufacturer is recalling several models of its indoor gas fireplaces. The company reports that the back of the firebox can bow out in certain models, posing a fire hazard.
The threat is specific to corner units with tempered glass fronts with the following model numbers: LCOR-36TRB-IPI, RCOR-36TRB-IPI, GDCL4136I, and GDCR4136I. These numbers are printed on the unit rating plate, located near the control panel.
These units were sold in fireplace stores from March 2008 through November 2014. About 2,500 fireplaces have been recalled.
Hearth & Home has two incidents on record involving charring and minor property damage, though no injuries have been reported.
Consumers should immediately cease use of these fireplaces and contact the retailer to arrange an inspection and installation of the correct kit, free of charge. Hearth & Home's dealers are contacting known purchasers.
Hearth & Home Pellet Stoves Also Recalled
In a separate recall, Hearth & Home now considers Quadra-Fire Mt. Vernon E2 Pellet Stoves and inserts to be unfit for use. Fuel can back up inside the firebox, creating unstable combustion and pressure that can break glass, posing a laceration hazard. The firm has received eight reports of broken glass, but no injuries.
About 2,000 stoves and inserts are being recalled. Stove model numbers include: MMTV-E2-PBK, MTV-E2-CSB, MTV-E2-MBK, MTV-E2-PDB, MTV-E2-PFT, and MTV-E2-PMH. Insert model numbers are MTV1-E2-CSB, MTV1-E2-MBK, and MTV1-E2-PMH. This information can be found on the unit rating plate, located near the control panel.
Consumers should stop using these products and turn the small blue dial on the stove or insert to the -4 position and follow the maintenance requirements in the owner's manual. They should contact the retailer where the unit was purchased to arrange for free installation of an enhanced control board. The firm's dealers are contacting known purchasers.
This marks the second and third recall within the past year by Hearth & Home. In November, the company recalled about 20,000 units due to a faulty gas valve.
Consumers with questions can contact Hearth & Home at (800) 883-6690.