Pellet Heater Recalled by Manufacturer Due to Fire Hazard
A fire hazard is prompting a recall for one stove manufacturer.
United States Stove Company is voluntarily recalling the HomComfort 2400 24K BTU Pellet Heater/Stove because the internal fire box baffle can degrade, overheat and pose a fire hazard. The company believes that about 4,400 stoves are potentially impacted by this defect.
The recalled stoves are made from steel and polycarbonate and are used as a window mounted heating appliance. Serial numbers included in the recall are 0451 through 4420, 5681 through 5890, and 6301 through 6310. The firm name and serial number are printed on the faceplate attached by screws on the front bottom of the unit.
The company has received 16 reports of fire and property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Consumers could purchase these stoves at Northern Tool, Orscheln, Orgill Brothers and Rural King home heating retailers and through online retailers from April 2010 through March 2012 for about $1000.
Consumers should immediately unplug these units, stop using the product and return the circuit board and serial face plate to the firm for $868 cash or $1,200 credit towards the purchase of any United States Stove Company product.
Customers with questions about the recall can contact the company at (844) 211-6025.