Description: 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.
Hazard: Independent specialty fireplace and stove stores nationwide and in Canada from June 2010 through September 2012 for about $2,200.
Remedy: 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.