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    Default Product recall, Fireplace gas valve

    NEWS from CPSC
    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
    Office of Information and Public Affairs
    Washington, DC 20207

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    October 2, 2007
    Release #08-003

    Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 939-4836
    CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
    CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

    Honeywell Recalls Gas Valves Used in Decorative Fireplaces and Stoves
    Due To Burn Hazard

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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.

    Name of Product: Gas Valves Used in Decorative Fireplaces and Stoves

    Units: About 4,000

    Manufacturer: Honeywell International Inc., of Morristown, N.J.

    Hazard: The activation knob on the valve can be left in a position
    between OFF and PILOT, which can cause the pilot gas to leak and
    accumulate prior to burner ignition. This can pose the risk of thermal
    burns to consumers when they light the pilot of the fireplace or stove.

    Incidents/Injuries: Honeywell has received one report of gas
    accumulating and combusting when the consumer lit the fireplace,
    resulting in a minor injury when the hair in the back of the consumer's
    hand was singed.

    Description and Models: This recall involves gas valves used in
    liquid-propane-fueled decorative fireplaces and Franklin-type stoves.
    These stoves and fireplaces have direct pressure relief vents via a
    spring-loaded door. Fireplaces and stoves with a side or rear vent are
    not included in this recall. The recalled valves were installed in
    these
    fireplaces and stoves.

    Sold at: Honeywell sold the gas valves exclusively to original
    equipment
    manufacturers for use in fireplaces and stoves from April 2004 through
    August 2007. Those manufacturers sold fireplaces and stoves at
    retailers
    nationwide.

    Manufactured in: Mexico

    Remedy: Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact
    Honeywell for information on how to receive a free inspection and
    replacement valve.

    Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Honeywell at
    (800)
    939-4836 between 9 a.m. and 5p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the
    firm's web site at www.nvp-hearth.honeywell.com

    To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the
    recalled products, please go to:
    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08003.html

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    Default Re: Product recall, Fireplace gas valve

    Thanks Vic,Good info.


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