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Superior Vent-Free Gas Logs and Fireplaces Announced March 25, 2010

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Lennox Hearth Products Recalls Vent-Free Gas Logs and Fireplaces Due to Gas Leak and Fire Hazards

March 25, 2010 – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Lennox Hearth Products, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.

Name of Product: Superior VFGL Vent-Free Gas Log Sets and VF Vent-Free Fireplaces
Units: About 5,700
Manufacturer: Lennox Hearth Products, of Nashville, Tennessee.
Hazard: The front burners of vent-free gas log set fireplace inserts and the vent-free fireplaces can fail to ignite allowing gas to escape and posing a fire or explosion hazard to consumers

Incidents/Injuries: Lennox received two reports from installers of the log sets failing to light. There were no reports of injuries.
Description: The recalled products are Lennox Superior brand VFGL Log Sets and VF4000, VF5000 and VF6000 fireplaces. Log sets are comprised of ceramic-fiber logs with a dual gas burner system and are designed to be placed in a wood-burning fireplace or a ventless firebox enclosure. Fireplaces are comprised of log sets, a ventless firebox enclosure and accessories. Each product has a metal rating plate attached to the grate of the log sets or to the frame of the fireplaces containing the unit’s model number, serial number and other information. The following models are affected by this recall:

Vent-Free Gas Log Set Models Vent-Free Gas Fireplace Models

VFGL18 – MSN – 4

VFGL18 – MSP – 4

VFGL24 – MSN – 4

VFGL24 – MSP – 4

VFGL28 – MSN – 4

VFGL28 – MSP – 4

VFGL18 – VSN – 4

VFGL18 – VSP – 4

VFGL24 – VSN – 4

VFGL24 – VSP – 4

VFGL28 – VSN – 4

VFGL28 – VSP – 4

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VF4000 – CHN – 2

VF4000 – CHP – 2

VF4000 – CMN – 2

VF4000 – CMP – 2

VF5000 – CMN – 2

VF5000 – CMP – 2

VF6000 – CMN – 2

VF6000 – CMP – 2

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Included in this recall are units with serial numbers starting with "6408C" through "6408M," and those starting with "6409." Units that had repairs made to the burner assembly between March 2008 and December 2009 are also included.

Sold by: Various fireplace and HVAC retailers and installers from March 2008 through December 2009 for approximately $540 to $775 for the log sets and $1,300 to $1,850 for the fireplaces.
Manufactured in: U.S.A.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled log sets and fireplaces and contact Lennox for information about how to arrange for a free inspection and repair.

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Superior Vent-Free Gas Logs, Fireplaces, March 25, 2010