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Gas fireplaces and fireplace inserts have been recalled by Hussong Manufacturing in the U.S. and Canada due to an explosion hazard.

The main control module can allow gas to be released and buildup in the burner area. To date, the company has received nine reports of gas being released prematurely and exploding which has resulted in minor property damage and consumer injuries.

The recall involves an estimated 13,600 in the U.S and 2,170 units in Canada of direct vent gas fireplaces and gas fireplace inserts that use American Flame brand main control modules. In total, there are 22 models sold under several brand names: Kozy Heat Fireplaces, Ambiance Fireplaces and Stellar Hearth Products. A complete list of products involved in the recall can be viewed on the CPSC Website.

Consumers are urged to stop using the recalled fireplaces and fireplaces inserts and to turn off the gas to the units. The deal where the product was purchased should be contacted to arrange a free replacement of the main control module.

Hussong Manufacturing can be contacted at (800( 253-4904 or online atwww.kozyheat.com, www.ambiancefireplace.com, or www.stellarhearth.com, then click on “Recall Info” for more information.

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