Jotul North America, of Gorham, Maine, has recalled Jotul and Scan gas fireplace inserts. The fireplace insert’s electrical wiring can come into contact with the metal rating plate on the insert, posing electrical shock and burn hazards to consumers. The firm has received one report of an electric shock and burn injury with the recalled fireplace inserts. This recall involves four models of Jotul and Scan brand gas fireplace inserts. These inserts fit into existing vented fireplaces providing a variety of fireplace effects fueled by natural gas or liquid propane. The fireplace inserts are cast iron or steel and have a glass front, ceramic fiber logs, a gas burner and an electrical cord. They measure about 17 inches by 32 inches. The model and serial numbers are located on a metal rating plate inside the bottom front panel of the fireplace insert.
The inserts were sold at Independent specialty fireplace and stove stores nationwide and in Canada from June 2010 through September 2012 for about $2,200. Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled gas fireplace inserts before checking the unit’s model and serial numbers. Contact the store where purchased or Jotul directly to schedule a free repair. Jotul North America; at (800) 797-5912, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.jotul.com and click on Consumer Bulletin for more information.
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