As a service to our readers and to promote electrical safety, here are some recent recall notices provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Visit www.cpsc.gov/en/recalls for full details of these recalls and for notices of many more.
Gas fireplaces recalled due to burn hazard
Miles Industries has recalled two models of Valor H5 propane gas fireplaces: Model 1150ILP with serial number ranging from 20001 through 20365 and model 1150JLP with serial number ranging from 20366 through 21502. A delayed ignition, due to pilot degradation, can cause gas in the fireplace to accumulate prior to burner ignition. When ignition takes place, it can cause the glass window to shatter, posing burn and laceration hazards.
The recalled fireplaces were sold in seven different trim and front options with a log set and a mesh barrier screen that was installed in front of the glass. The fireplaces are a fully enclosed rectangular sheet metal box with a glass front. The exhaust is vented to the outside through a ventilation duct.
The fire places were sold at Southern Fireplaces & More, Custom Hearth, On Fire, Abercrombie & Co., Southern Hearth & Patio stores and other specialty hearth stores from July 2014 through March 2020 for between $3,700 and $5,500 (not including installation).
Call 866-420-3360; or go online at valorfireplaces.com and click on H5 Recall Notice for more information.
Christmas tree’s mode-switching controller can overheat
Willis Electric has recalled its Home Accents Holiday Artificial Christmas Trees due to a burn hazard. The Christmas tree’s foot-pedal controller can overheat. This recall involves mode-switching foot-pedal controllers included with 2019 Home Accent Holiday 7.5-feet and 9-feet artificial pine Christmas trees. Multiple model numbers are involved. The recalled trees were sold exclusively at Home Depot from June 2019 through December 2019 for between $80-$360.
Call 866-210-5958; or go online at www.williscorporation.com and click on the recall tab for more information.