WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Majestic Vermont Castings fireplace remote receivers
Manufacturer: CFM Corporation, of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Hazard: The circuit board can overheat and catch fire, posing a burn and fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: CFM has received four reports of the remote receivers catching fire and causing minor property damage.
Description: Majestic Vermont Castings fireplace remote receivers were sold with the HES40R and HES40 electric fireplaces/stoves and sold as accessory items for CFM DEF33/36, DEF36S2, Addision, DEF26, and HE32EF electric fireplaces and stoves. The recalled remote receivers have the words “Majestic Vermont Castings” on a label affixed to the face of the receiver. Model number ERX15 B can be found on the CSA approval sticker on the back of the remote receiver.
Sold at: Fireplace retailers sold these remote receivers nationwide from November 2001 to February 2004 for about $70.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers who purchased an ERC1 remote receiver as an accessory to their fireplace should immediately unplug it and contact CFM Corporation for a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: Call CFM Corporation toll-free at (866) 757-6649 between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit their Web site at www.cfmcorp.com
Media Contact: Matthew Hibbert at (905) 565-2923.