Wall Mount Fireplaces Recalled by Southern Enterprises Due to Fire and Fall Hazards; Sold Exclusively by Home Shopping Network

Mar 10, 2011, 12:00 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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.

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Name of product: Colin Cowie Gel-Fuel Wood Fireplaces

Units: About 6,000

Importer:  Southern Enterprises Inc. (SEI), of Coppell, Tx.

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.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact SEI at (877) 858-4959 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.seidal.com/retrofit.

Photos available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11164.html

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product.  Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 858-4959

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908



SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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