When the top load lid of the stove is being used, the handle can become disengaged from the locked position, allowing the lid to unexpectedly slam shut on the consumer’s fingers.
Hearth & Home Technologies at 800-883-6690 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.hearthnhome.com and click on "Notices" for more information.
This recall involves Quadra Fire® wood burning stoves, model Explorer III, with serial number range 00706300001-00706300941. The model name and serial numbers are found on the rating plate on the back of the stove. The Explorer III is a cast iron wood stove with a top loading lid feature and comes in black, mahogany, dark blue and frost colors.
Consumers should immediately stop using wood stove and contact Hearth & Home Technologies for a free repair kit. The firm's dealers are contacting all known purchasers.
The firm has received five reports of incidents, including two reports involving minor injuries when fingers got caught in the lid.
Fireside Hearth & Home stores and Hearth & Home Technologies independent dealers from February 2015 through August 2016 for about $3,000
Hearth & Home Technologies of Lakeville, Minn.
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