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.
This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related 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 injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.