Kingsman Fireplaces Recalls Gas Fireplaces Due to Laceration Hazard

Delayed ignition can cause the fireplace's propane gas to explode.

March 24, 2011
Alert #11-729
 

Kingsman Fireplaces Recalls Gas Fireplaces Due to Laceration Hazard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Gas Fireplaces

Units: About 40

Manufacturer: Kingsman Fireplaces, of Canada

Hazard: Delayed ignition can cause the fireplace's propane gas to explode and break or shatter the glass door. This poses a laceration hazard to consumers nearby.

Incidents/Injuries: Kingsman Fireplaces has received two reports of fireplace glass doors breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves direct vent gas fireplaces sold under the name "Skyline Marquis collection." They run on propane gas. The following model numbers are being recalled. The model number is on the rating plate located on the bottom of the fireplace near the valve control.

Model Numbers
MQRB3328LP MQRB3328LPE MQRB3328LPT MQRB3328LPTE
MQRB4236LP MQRB4236LPE MQRB4236LPT MQRB4236LPTE

Sold by: Authorized distributors and specialty fireplace stores nationwide from April 2008 through December 2010 for between $1,700 and $2,900.

Manufactured in: Canada

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fireplaces and turn off the gas supply to the fireplace. Contact Kingsman Fireplaces to schedule a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kingsman Fireplaces toll-free at (855) 593-3304 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.marquisfireplaces.net

Picture of recalled gas fireplace

Picture of recalled gas fireplace