|December 23, 2009
Verandah Patio Fireplaces Recalled by W.S. Badcock Corp. Due to Fire Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Vintage Verandah Patio Fireplace
Units: About 1,250
Distributor: W.S. Badcock Corp., of Mulberry, Fla
Manufacturer: Fujian Minhou Minxing Weaving Co. Ltd, of China
Hazard: A paint used to finish the exterior shell may catch fire, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: W.S. Badcock Corporation has received one report of the exterior shell catching fire. No injuries were reported.
Description: The recalled fireplace is made of black metal with wire mesh sides, a black metal cap and chimney, and a metal grate with two (2) accessory tools.
Sold at: Badcock Home Furniture &more and Badcock Home Furnishings Center stores from September 2008 to November 2009 for about $300.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the fireplaces immediately and return them to their local Badcock store or place of purchase.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact your local Badcock store or W.S. Badcock Corporation’s Corporate call center at 1-800-223-2625 from 8:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 am. To 6:00 p.m. on Saturday (EST) or visit the firm’s Web site at www.badcock.com
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.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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