Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls about 1,200 Jotul, Scan gas fireplace inserts

December 5, 2012 By    

 

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Jotul North America of Gorham, Maine, announced a voluntary recall of about 1,200 Jotul and Scan gas fireplace inserts because of electrical shock and burn hazards.

The recall involves four models of the inserts, which fit into existing vented fireplaces and provide a variety of fireplace effects, fueled by natural gas or propane. They were sold at independent specialty fireplace and stove stores in the United States and Canada from June 2010 through September 2012.

According to a Dec. 4 recall notice, the fireplace insert’s electrical wiring can come into contact with the metal rating plate on the insert, posing electrical shock and burn hazards to consumers. The firm has received one report of an electric shock and burn injury with the recalled fireplace inserts, according to the notice.

The recall notice urges consumers to stop using and unplug the gas fireplace inserts before checking the unit’s model and serial numbers. Consumers can contact the store where the unit was purchased or Jotul directly (800-797-5912) to schedule a free repair.

For more on the recall, visit www.jotul.com, clicking on Consumer Bulletin, or www.cpsc.gov.

Kevin Yanik

About the Author:

Kevin Yanik is the senior editor of LP Gas Magazine. Contact him at kyanik@northcoastmedia.net or 216-706-3724.

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