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CPSC, CFM Corporation Announce Recall of Fireplace Remote Receivers

Note: Firm is out of business and a remedy is no longer available.

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Recall Date:
April 28, 2004

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 28, 2004

 

Release # 04-137


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: Majestic Vermont Castings fireplace remote receivers

Units: 4,300

Manufacturer: CFM Corporation, of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Hazard: The circuit board can overheat and catch fire, posing a burn and fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: CFM has received four reports of the remote receivers catching fire and causing minor property damage.

Description: Majestic Vermont Castings fireplace remote receivers were sold with the HES40R and HES40 electric fireplaces/stoves and sold as accessory items for CFM DEF33/36, DEF36S2, Addision, DEF26, and HE32EF electric fireplaces and stoves. The recalled remote receivers have the words "Majestic Vermont Castings" on a label affixed to the face of the receiver. Model number ERX15 B can be found on the CSA approval sticker on the back of the remote receiver.

Sold at: Fireplace retailers sold these remote receivers nationwide from November 2001 to February 2004 for about $70.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: The firm is out of business and a remedy is no longer available.

Picture of Recalled Fireplace Remote Receiver

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