Lennox Recalls Vent Free Logs and Gas Fireplaces

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Lennox Recalls Vent Free Logs and Gas Fireplaces

July 22, 2010 Updated Mar 30, 2010 at 3:29 PM EST

Lennox Hearth Products has recalled its Vent-Free Gas Log Sets and VF Vent-Free Fireplaces.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says you should stop using the recalled products.

The recall included about 5,700 Superior VFGL Vent-Free Gas Log Sets and VF Vent-Free Fireplaces

The front burners of vent-free gas log set fireplace inserts and the vent-free fireplaces can fail to ignite.

That allows gas to escape and can pose a fire or explosion hazard.

Installers were the first to discover the problem; two reported it before any injuries occurred.

The recalled products are Lennox Superior brand VFGL Log Sets and VF4000, VF5000 and VF6000 fireplaces.

The ceramic-fiber logs have a dual gas burner system and are designed to be placed in a wood-burning fireplace or a ventless firebox enclosure.

Fireplaces are comprised of log sets, a ventless firebox enclosure and accessories.

Each product has a metal rating plate attached to the grate of the log sets or to the frame of the fireplaces containing the unit’s model number, serial number and other information.

The following models are affected by this recall:

Vent-Free Gas Log Set Models

VFGL18 — MSN — 4
VFGL18 — MSP — 4
VFGL24 — MSN — 4
VFGL24 — MSP — 4
VFGL28 — MSN — 4
VFGL28 — MSP — 4
VFGL18 — VSN — 4
VFGL18 — VSP — 4
VFGL24 — VSN — 4
VFGL24 — VSP — 4
VFGL28 — VSN — 4
VFGL28 — VSP — 4
Vent-Free Gas Fireplace Models

VF4000 — CHN — 2
VF4000 — CHP — 2
VF4000 — CMN — 2
VF4000 — CMP — 2
VF5000 — CMN — 2
VF5000 — CMP — 2
VF6000 — CMN — 2
VF6000 — CMP — 2

Included in this recall are units with serial numbers starting with “6408C” through “6408M,” and those starting with “6409.”

Units that had repairs made to the burner assembly between March 2008 and December 2009 are also included.

The Units were sold at various fireplace and HVAC retailers and installers from March 2008 through December 2009.

You shouldd immediately stop using the recalled log sets and fireplaces and contact Lennox for information about how to arrange for a free inspection and repair.

For additional information, please contact Lennox Hearth Products at (800) 826-8546 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.lennoxhearthproducts.com

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