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Hussong Manufacturing and American Flame Recall Three Gas Fireplaces, Fireplace Inserts Due to Explosion Hazard

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–April 5, 2014. Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: April 04, 2014
Recall number: 14-144

  • Kozy Heat fireplace
    Kozy Heat fireplace

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Kozy Heat, Ambiance and Stellar Hearthgas fireplaces and fireplace inserts

Hazard:  The main control module can allow gas to be released and buildup in the burner area, posing an explosion hazard.

Consumer Contact:  Hussong Manufacturing at (800) 253-4904 between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.kozyheat.com, www.ambiancefireplace.com, or www.stellarhearth.com, then click on “Recall Information” for more information.

Recall Details

In conjunction with Canada

Units:  About 13,600 in the U.S. and 2,170 in Canada

Description and Models:  This recall involvesHussong Manufacturing direct vent gas fireplaces and gas fireplace inserts that use American Flame brand main control modules. The recalled products are 22 models sold under the brand namesKozy Heat Fireplaces, Ambiance Fireplaces and Stellar Hearth Products. Recalled fireplaces and inserts were manufactured between October 2009 and April 2013. The fireplace name, model number, manufacture date and serial number are on a silver testing label attached by a chain and next to the gas valve of the fireplace or fireplace insert. The following fireplace products are being recalled:

Model Name
(model number)

Serial Number Range

Mfg. Date Range

Kozy Heat Fireplaces



10-094223-18 to 12-096088-23

05/10 – 06/12

Chaska XL


10-703738-15 to 12-706417-24

04/10 – 06/12



10-820097-37 to 12-820636-11

09/10 – 03/12

Jackson XL


10-9125332-37 to 12-9126288-10

09/10 – 03/12



10-080001-25 to 12-081992-07

06/10 – 02/12

Jordan XL


10-010001-46 to 12-011278-04

11/10 – 01/12



10-080004-25 to 12-081914-02

06/10 – 01/12

Minneapolis XL


10-010005-46 to 12-011300-12

11/10 – 03/12



10-080006-25 to 12-082020-19

06/10 – 05/12

Rockford XL


10-010003-46 to 12-011309-12

11/10 – 03/12



10-060001-05 to 12-060608-07

02/10 – 02/12



10-150789-15 to 12-151789-11

04/10 – 03/12


(DEL-36-IP I)

10-030001-45 to 12-030908-12

11/10 – 03/12


(PRC-3 6-IPI)

09-004528-44 to 12-007203-11

10/09 – 03/12

Thief River Falls


10-242305-15 to 12-245336-12

04/10 – 03/12



09-407828-30 to 12-411049-11

04/10 – 04/12



10-300771-15 to 12-301183-16

09/11 – 06/12

Slayton 42


11-080012-38 to 12-080402-23

04/10 – 03/12

Ambiance Fireplaces

Intrigue 100


11-100235-31 to 11-100306-36

04/11 – 09/11

Intrigue 200


11-10000-29 to 12-100513-28

07/11 — 06/12

Stellar Hearth Products Fireplaces



10-10006-40 to 13-13021-16

10/10 – 04/13



10-10001-40 to 13-13034-16

10/10 – 04/13

Incidents/Injuries:  Hussong Manufacturing received reports of nine incidents of gas being released prematurely and exploding, resulting in minor property damage and two reports of abrasions.

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fireplaces and fireplace inserts, turn off the gas to the units and contact the dealer where the unit was purchased or Hussong Manufacturing to have the ignition board on the fireplace main control module replaced free of charge. 

Sold at:  Fireplace dealers and distributors from October 2009 to April 2013 for between $1,450 and $3,325.

Manufacturer:  Hussong Manufacturing Co. Inc., d/b/a Kozy Heat Fireplaces, of Lakefield, Minn. 

Manufactured in:  United States

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC’s free e-mail newsletters.

Source: cpsc.gov


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