Note: Telephone Number Change.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jøtul Contact Number: (800) 797-5912
June 14, 2005
Release # 05-196
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 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: Jøtul Gas-Fired Stoves
Units: About 3,200
Manufacturer: Jøtul North America, of Portland, Maine
Hazard: Movement or misplacement of the stove's burner can allow propane gas to settle in the heater, resulting in delayed ignition. The delayed ignition could shatter the door glass and pose a laceration hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Jøtul has received six reports of delayed ignition resulting in glass breakage. One laceration injury has been reported.
Description: The recall involves two Jøtul models of gas-fired stoves - the GF 100 DV II Nordic QT and the GF 200 DV II Lillehammer. The stoves are fueled with liquid propane (LP) gas. The model number (either GF 100 DV II or GF 200 DV II) can be found on the metal rating plate attached to the back of the stove.
Sold at: Dealers and distributors of Jøtul products nationwide sold the GF 100 DV II Nordic QT model for about $1,100 and the GF 200 DV II Lillehammer model for about $1,300 from June 2004 through early April 2005.
Assembled in: Portland, Maine
Manufactured in: Norway (cast iron components)
Remedy: Consumers should stop using their LP fueled stoves immediately, shut off the gas supply and contact their Jøtul dealers to make arrangements for a free repair. Consumers with recalled units are being personally contacted by dealers who sold the products. Consumers who think that they have recalled units and who have not yet been contacted, should call their dealer for information.
Consumer Contact: For assistance in turning off the gas and arranging for a free repair, consumers should contact their dealer from whom they purchased the stove or their local liquid propane (LP) gas provider. For additional information, consumers also can contact Jøtul toll-free at (800) 797-5912 extension 108 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or log onto the Jøtul Web site at www.jotulflame.com
GF 100 DV II Nordic QT
GF 200 DV II Lillehammer
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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