Heat & Glo Gas Fireplaces Recalled

A Minnesota fireplace manufacturer is recalling about 7,800 Heat-n-Glo gas fireplaces because the glass panes can shatter when the units are lighted, the government announced Wednesday.

Heat & Glo of Lakeville, Minn., has received 21 reports of shattered glass and reports of four minor injuries, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

The recalled models are the U.S.-made Heat-n-Glo Gem 36 and Gem 42 direct vent gas fireplaces, including the Gem 36 fireplaces that recently received a replacement burner assembly. Gas can accumulate in the fireplace before the burner ignites, then, upon ignition, the glass panes can shatter, creating a risk of burns or cuts.

The model number is located on the rating plate inside the unit on the base pan in front of the gas control. The rating plate can be accessed by removing the lower grill on the fireplace.

The fireplaces were sold nationwide at dealers and distributors for Hearth and Home Technologies Inc., Heat & Glo's parent company, between July 2002 and April 2005, for between $2,380 and $2,700.

Consumers are advised to stop using the fireplaces and shut off the gas supply by removing the lower grill and turning the red lever to the "off" position.

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