Fireplaces and Inserts Recalled by Monessen Hearth Systems Due to Risk of Fire

A control component in electronically controlled Majestic, Monessen and Vermont Castings fireplaces and inserts can allow the continuous flow of gas though the fireplace fails to light.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: November 08, 2012
Recall number: 13-033
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    Majestic Prodigy B Vent

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    Monessen BDV Direct Vent Fireplace

  • 3 of 3 photos

    Vermont Castings Aura Direct Vent Fireplace

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Signature Command™ (electronically) Controlled Direct and B-Vent Gas Fireplaces and Inserts


A control component in the fireplaces and inserts can prevent the unit from lighting though gas continues to flow, posing a fire hazard.

Consumer Contact:

Monessen Hearth Systems; toll-free at (877) 406-9180, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or website and click on "Recall Notice: Signature Command Defect" for more information.

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Recall Details


About 15,000


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.


None reported.


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.

Sold at

Hearth dealers and distributors nationwide between October 2011 and October 2012 for between $1,030 and $8,160.


Monessen Hearth Systems Co., of Paris, Ky.

Manufactured in

United States and Mexico

  • Majestic Prodigy B Vent

  • Monessen BDV Direct Vent Fireplace

  • Vermont Castings Aura Direct Vent Fireplace