July 5, 2006
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Heat & Glo Twilight II and IIB Gas Fireplaces
Units: About 1,550 units
Manufacturer: Heat & Glo, of Lakeville, Minn.
Hazard: Temperatures in the framing header area above these fireplaces can get too high, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Heat & Glo has received a report of one incident resulting in property damage that may be related to this hazard. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall involves the Heat & Glo Twilight II and IIB indoor/outdoor see-through gas fireplaces. The model name, Twilight II or IIB, can be found by looking at the bottom right side of the inside of the control compartment of the inside portion of the fireplace.
Sold by: Fireplace stores and distributors nationwide from July 2005 through April 2006 for about $3,700.
Manufactured In: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these fireplaces until the repair is performed. Homeowners are being contacted by Heat & Glo to schedule an appointment for the free repair. Please contact Heat & Glo at the number below if you have not already been contacted.
Consumer Contact: Contact Heat & Glo at (800) 215-5152 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or see www.heatnglo.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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