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



June 28, 2006


Release # 06-198

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: Sequoia Wood Burning Fireplaces

Units: About 1,300

Manufacturer: CFM Corp. of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Hazard: Due to insufficient insulation or a missing weld, some of these fireplaces could pose a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: Only models EWF30, EWF36, and EWF36A are affected by this recall. The recalled fireplaces are 400 or 700 pound steel plate wood-burning fireplaces with the trade name "Sequoia." The fireplaces measure 30-inches-wide or 36-inches-wide, have doors which seal them and are designed for installation in openings in the walls of homes that connect to chimneys. Affected model and serial numbers are:


Model NumberSerial Number Range of Affected Units
(30 inch)
WFE05HO R052 400001 to WFE05HO R052 400120
WFE05HO R053 500001 to WFE05HO R053 500060
WFE05HO R054 200001 to WFE05HO R054 200100
EWF36A and EWF36
(36 inch)
FA2ECB 309950 to FA2ECB 309999
FA2ECB 339900 to FA2ECB 339999
FA2ECB 369900 to FA2ECB 369999
FA2ECB 03399899 to FA2ECB 03399998
FA2ECB 49989
FA2ECB 3249970
FA2ECB 3249999
FA3ECB 05140001 to FA3ECB 051400100
FA3ECB 051900001 to FA3ECB 051900050
FA3ECB 052200001 to FA3ECB 052200060
FA3ECB 052400001 to FA3ECB 052400100
FA3ECB 052800001 to FA3ECB 052800010
WFE05H0H054800001 to WFE05H0H054800100
WFE05H0H055100001 to WFE05H0H055100005
WFE05H0H060600001 to WFE05H0H060600100
WFE05H0H061600001 to WFE05H0H061600050


The name "CFM Corporation" and the model and serial number are located on the rating plate at the bottom right corner of each fireplace

Manufactured In: Canada and the United States

Sold at: Authorized Vermont Castings dealers in Canada and the United States from January 1, 2003 through mid-April, 2006 for about $2,200 for the EWF30 and about $3,000 for the EWF36 and EWF36A.

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


Picture of Recalled Wood Fireplace