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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Lennox Hearth Products, announced on March 25 a voluntary recall of the Nashville, Tenn., manufacturer’s Superior VFGL Vent-Free Gas Log Sets and VF Vent-Free Fireplaces.
The front burners of vent-free gas log set fireplace inserts and the vent-free fireplaces can fail to ignite, allowing gas to escape and pose a fire or explosion hazard.
Lennox received two reports from installers of the log sets failing to light, but no injuries were reported.
The recalled products are Lennox Superior brand VFGL Log Sets and VF4000, VF5000 and VF6000 fireplaces.
The log sets are comprised of ceramic-fiber logs with a dual gas burner system and are designed to be placed in a wood-burning fireplace or a ventless firebox enclosure.
Fireplaces are comprised of log sets, a ventless firebox enclosure and accessories.
Each product has a metal rating plate attached to the grate of the log sets or to the frame of the fireplaces containing the unit’s model number, serial number and other information. Click here for the CPSC news release, which specifies the models that are affected by the recall.
Included in the recall are units with serial numbers starting with “6408C” through “6408M,” and those starting with “6409.” Units that had repairs made to the burner assembly between March 2008 and December 2009 are also included.
The units were manufactured in the U.S. and sold by various fireplace and HVAC retailers and installers from March 2008 to December 2009 for approximately $540 to $775 for the log sets and $1,300 to $1,850 for the fireplaces.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled log sets and fireplaces and contact Lennox for information about how to arrange for a free inspection and repair.
For additional information, contact Lennox Hearth Products at 800-826-8546 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Central Time Monday through Friday; or visit the firm’s Web site at www.lennoxhearthproducts.com.