A control component in the fireplaces and inserts can prevent the unit from lighting though gas continues to flow, posing a fire hazard.
Monessen Hearth Systems; toll-free at (877) 406-9180, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or website www.mhsc.com and click on "Recall Notice: Signature Command Defect" for more information.
This recall involves electronically controlled Majestic, Monessen and Vermont Castings direct-vent and B-vent gas fireplaces and inserts. Models included in the recall have serial numbers range from 11-X-027322 to 11-X-031501; 12-X-000275 to 12-X-015206, 11-P-032597 to 11-P-059389; and 12-P-000202 to 12-P-037583. The first two digits represent the year of manufacture, the letter represents the facility and the last six digits are sequential numbers, randomly selected. The serial number is printed on a rating plate, affixed to a cable inside the lower or side control door.
Consumers should immediately stop using and turn off the fireplace using the master control switch on the command center which is located inside the control door. Consumers should contact Monessen Hearth Systems Company to arrange a free repair.
Hearth dealers and distributors nationwide between October 2011 and October 2012 for between $1,030 and $8,160.
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