American Flame recalls fireplace gas valves after two reports of continuous gas flow
Gas flow can continue even after switch is turned off
On May 21, 2008, American Flame Inc. recalled about 12,000 fireplace gas valves after receiving two reports of continuous gas flow after valve failure, which could be a fire/burn hazard.
Included in the recall are American Flame AF-4000 series fireplace gas valves that were installed in residential fireplaces under the following brand names:
- Pacific Energy,
- Travis Industries,
- CFM Corporation,
- Canadian Heating Products,
- Portland Willamette,
- Chimeneas de Columbia,
- Twin Eagles,
- Inca Metals (Savannah Heating),
- Even Temp, and
- Valley Comfort.
Date codes, which are found above the label, included in the recall include 0622 through 0718.
Fireplace retailers and distributors nationwide sold the recalled fireplace gas valves from September 2006 through July 2007 for between $500 and $2,000, with additional costs for installation.
Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the fireplaces included in the recall and contact their dealer for a free repair. For more information, customers may also contact American Flame at 888-672-8929, or visit the company?s website.
Source: ?American Flame Recalls Fireplaces to Replace Gas Valves Due to Fire and Explosion Hazards,? US Consumer Product Safety Commission Release #08-277, May 21, 2008.