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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:06 PM

Fireplaces and Inserts Recalled by Monessen Hearth Systems Due to Risk of Fire


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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Communications Washington, D.C.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 8, 2012
Release #13-033 Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 406-9180
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Fireplaces and Inserts Recalled by Monessen Hearth Systems Due to Risk of Fire

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Signature Commandô (electronically) Controlled Direct and B-Vent Gas Fireplaces and Inserts

Units: About 15,000

Manufacturer: Monessen Hearth Systems Co., of Paris, Ky.

Hazard: A control component in the fireplaces and inserts can prevent the unit from lighting though gas continues to flow, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves electronically controlled Majestic, Monessen and Vermont Castings direct-vent and B-vent gas fireplaces and inserts. Models included in the recall have serial numbers range from 11-X-027322 to 11-X-031501; 12-X-000275 to 12-X-015206, 11-P-032597 to 11-P-059389; and 12-P-000202 to 12-P-037583. The first two digits represent the year of manufacture, the letter represents the facility and the last six digits are sequential numbers, randomly selected. The serial number is printed on a rating plate, affixed to a cable inside the lower or side control door.

Sold at: Hearth dealers and distributors nationwide between October 2011 and October 2012 for between $1,030 and $8,160.

Manufactured in: United States and Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using and turn off the fireplace using the master control switch on the command center which is located inside the control door. Consumers should contact Monessen Hearth Systems Company to arrange a free repair.

Consumer Contact: Monessen Hearth Systems; toll-free at (877) 406-9180, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or website www.mhsc.com and click on "Recall Notice: Signature Command Defect" for more information.



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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing and speech impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety

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