The wall mount fireplaces sold from July 2010 onwards on the Home Shopping Network or HSN are being recalled because the plastic mounting screws to melt and the fireplace to fall.
Who: Southern Enterprise Inc. sold exclusively through HSN
What: Colin Cowie Gel-Fuel Wood Fireplaces
Why: When the fireplace is on, the heat from the fireplace can cause the plastic mounting screws to deform. With enough deformity, the fireplace could fall from the wall which could cause injury during the fall or as a fire hazard
More Details On Home Shopping Network Fireplace Recall
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Colin Cowie Gel-Fuel Wood Fireplaces
Units: About 6,000
Importer: Southern Enterprises Inc. (SEI), of Coppell, Texas
Hazard: Heat from the operating unit causes the plastic mounting screws to deform causing the unit to fall from the wall, posing a fall and fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: SEI has received reports of 21 incidents of the product detaching from wall and falling, heat damage, and/or fire. Two reports of personal injuries, including a knee injury and broken toes.
Description: This recall involves Colin Cowie dual-positioning, wood wall-mount, gel-fuel fireplace with item No. 955-074. The wooden wall mount fireplace has an espresso-colored finish with copper, silver or antique gold finished metal trim. It may be hung in a horizontal or vertical position. This recall involves units manufactured in July 2010. Lot number SEI/07/001 can be found on a label on the rear of the unit in the upper right hand corner when horizontal.
Sold at: Home Shopping Network between October and November 2010 for about $250.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and call SEI for a corrective retro fit kit that will be sent free of charge.
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