Laceration Hazard Prompts Recall of Free Standing Pellet Stove
England's Stove Works has announced a recall for a pellet stove that poses a danger to consumers.
The manufacturer is recalling its Smartstove free standing pellet stove because of reports that smoke can build up inside the firebox due to ash accumulation, causing the the glass in the door to break. This condition poses a laceration hazard. About 2,300 stoves are included in the recall.
The announcement applies to stove model 55-SHSSP01, with serial numbers ranging from 101 through 2513. The cast iron pellet stove is about 36 inches high, 24 ½ inches wide, 24 inches deep and has a black satin finish. It has an arched glass door on the front with vents above the door. The Smartstove logo appears on the stove's control panel. The model and serial numbers are located on a black plate on the top right hand corner on the back of the stove.
Consumers could purchase the recalled stoves at Lowe's and specialty hardware stores nationwide from September 2015 through December 2015 for about $1,500.
The firm has received four reports of incidents, including one report of a minor injury.
Consumers should stop using the unit until repaired and contact the firm to receive a free repair kit and installation instructions.
Customers with questions about the recall can contact England's Stove Works at (800) 641-3066.