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Gas Fireplace Recalls Due to Explosion Hazards

The burn injury lawyers at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION remind consumers of a voluntary product recall involving three manufacturers of gas fireplaces, Ambiance, Stellar Hearth and Kozy Heat. These fireplace inserts and gas fireplaces are being recalled in conjunction and cooperation with the United States Consumer Products Safety Commission ("CPSC"). 

The product defect associated with these various gas fireplace units involves the primary control devices, which allow gas to release and then collect in the area in which the burner is located, thereby posing obvious and unacceptable risks of explosion and explosion-related injuries and hazards.

There are approximately13,000 such units currently in distribution within the continental United States, and another 2,170 in Canada. For product identification purposes, this product recall implicates the Hussong Manufacturing gas fireplaces and related, fireplace inserts which utilize the "American Flame" brand control devices. These various, recalled units comprise twenty-two production models retailing with the brand name of "Ambiance Fireplaces," "Kozy Heat Fireplaces," and "Stellar Hearth."

For further product identification purposes, model numbers, units and related serial numbers are listed, below:

Ambiance
1110023531 to 1110030636

Intrigue 200
111000029 to 1210051328

Stellar Hearth
101000640 to 131302116; and
101000140 to 131303416

Chaska
1009422318 to 1209608823; and
1070373815 to 1270641724

Jackson
1082009737 to 128206361; and
10912533237 to 12912628810

Jordan
1008000125 to 1208199207; and
1001000146 to 1201127804

Nicollet
1006000105 to 1206060807

Dassel
1015078915 to 1215178911

Delano
1003000145 to 1203090812

Minneapolis
1008000425 to 1208191402; and
1001000546 to 1201130012

Rockford
1008000625 to 1208202019; and
1001000346 to 1201130912

Princeton
0900452844 to 1200720311

Thief River Falls
1024230515 to 1224533612

Minnetonka
0940782830 to 1241104911

Trimont
1030077115 to 1230118316

Slayton
1108001238 to 1208040223

Hussong has already received multiple reports from the field with regard to product failures, inclusive of explosion events which have caused personal injury and extensive property damage. These reports were consonant with the scope of the recall as these explosions occurred subsequent to gas released prematurely from the unit and collecting at the burner, then exploding.

These various fireplace were sold at retail from various dealers and distributors ranging in time from approximately October of 2009 to April of 2013, selling at price points between $1,400 and $3,300. Hussong Manufacturing Co. was responsible for product manufacture.

The defective product lawyers at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION have extensive experience in fire cause and origin analysis. We are the preeminent fire and burn injury law firm in California. The lawyers at our firm have investigated and processed countless fire scenes over the past decade in California and beyond.

You can read about our firm's Four Golden Rules for Fire Scene Investigation here:

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For catastrophic burn injury and wrongful death cases, it is tremendously important to hire a law firm with extensive experience in fire cause and origin analysis and fire and casualty litigation generally. If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury due to a defective or recalled product, you need to call the experienced, product liability attorneys at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION today for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights.

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