Hussong Manufacturing recalled three gas fireplaces and fireplace inserts because they pose an explosion hazard. The main control module of Kozy Heat, Ambiance and Stellar Hearth gas fireplaces and fireplace inserts can allow gas to be released and buildup in the burner area, posing an explosion hazard. Hussong received reports of nine incidents of gas being released prematurely and exploding, resulting in minor property damage and two reports of abrasions.
This recall involves Hussong Manufacturing direct vent gas fireplaces and gas fireplace inserts that use American Flame brand main control modules. The recalled products are 22 models sold under the brand names Kozy Heat Fireplaces, Ambiance Fireplaces and Stellar Hearth Products.
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. About 13,600 units were sold in the U.S. and 2,170 in Canada. The units were sold at fireplace dealers and distributors from October 2009 to April 2013 for between $1,450 and $3,325.
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 or Hussong Manufacturing to have the ignition board on the fireplace main control module replaced.
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