|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 8, 2011
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 343-5651
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Sunjoy Industries Recalls Outdoor Wood Burning Fireplaces Sold Exclusively at Lowe's Stores Due to Fire Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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: Freestanding Steel Outdoor Fireplaces
Units: About 20,000 in the United States and 400 in Canada
Manufacturer: Sunjoy Industries Group Limited, of Steubenville, Ohio
Hazard: The decorative bronze powder coat finish on the fireplace chimney can ignite during use, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Sunjoy has received 14 reports of the chimney's decorative powder coat finish catching fire, resulting in one report of melted siding. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves "Garden Treasures Living" steel outdoor fireplaces with a bronze finish chimney and slate colored accents. The wood burning fireplace is approximately 24 inches deep by 35 inches wide and 57 inches tall, has two glass doors and a tile back inside. Item number 0027705 and model number L-OF082PST-3 are printed on the front page of the product's instruction manual. No other "Garden Treasures Living" brand outdoor fireplaces are included in this recall.
Sold at: Lowe's retail stores nationwide from March 2010 through November 2010 for about $300.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the fireplace and contact Sunjoy to obtain a free replacement chimney and chimney cap.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sunjoy toll-free at (877) 343-5651 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.sunjoydirect.com/fireplacerecall.htm. Consumers can also email the firm at email@example.com
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1289
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