Tuesday, December 04, 2012 10:50 am
By The Associated Press
GAS FIREPLACE INSERTS
DETAILS: Jotul and Scan gas fireplace inserts manufactured by Jotul North America of Gorham, Maine; sold at independent specialty fireplace and stove stores nationwide from June 2010 through September 2012. The four models of Jotul and Scan brand gas fireplace inserts fit into existing vented fireplaces providing a variety of fireplace effects fueled by natural gas or liquid propane. The fireplace inserts are cast iron or steel and have a glass front, ceramic fiber logs, a gas burner and an electrical cord. They measure about 17 inches by 32 inches. The model and serial numbers are located on a metal rating plate inside the bottom front panel of the fireplace insert. The gas fireplace inserts were manufactured in the United States.
WHY: The fireplace insert's electrical wiring can come into contact with the metal rating plate on the insert, posing electrical shock and burn hazards to consumers.
INCIDENTS: The firm has received one report of an electric shock and burn injury.
HOW MANY: About 1,200 in the United States and 50 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Contact Jotul North America at 800-797-5912 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, or visit the firm's website online at http://www.jotul.com.
DETAILS: Mugs manufactured by Mr. Christmas Ltd. of Hong Kong; sold exclusively at Home Depot stores during October 2012. The orange ceramic mug is about 4.5 inches tall with a large vertical cup handle on the side. It has the words "The Home Depot," "Homer's All-purpose Bucket" and a cartoon character with a utility bucket on the front. A silver-colored simulated bucket handle is just below the rim. The date "2012" and the words "(copyright) Mr. Christmas" and "Made in China" are on the underside of the mug. The mugs were manufactured in China.
WHY: The silver-colored simulated bucket handle below the rim can spark when used in a microwave oven, posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 3,700.
FOR MORE: Contact Home Depot at 877-527-0313 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, or visit the firm's website online at http://www.homedepot.com.