England’s Stove Works Issues Safety Recall For Pellet Stoves Due to Laceration Hazard
The Virginia-based stove company England’s Stove Works has issued a product recall for its “Smartstove” freestanding pellet stoves. Smoke can build up in the firebox due to ash accumulation, and the door’s glass pane can shatter, causing a laceration hazard, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC).
Four incidents have been reported already, including one report of an injury specifically related to the hazard, the USCPSC said in its recall report. The stoves were sold at Lowe’s and specialty hardware stores nationwide and online at www.lowes.com from September 2015 through December 2015; they retailed for about $1,500.
England’s Stove Works has instructed consumers to stop using the unit and contact the company for a free repair kit and installation instructions.
The recall from England’s Stove Works isn’t the first for a pellet stove manufacturer: Hearth & Home Technologies recalled its Quadra-Fire Mt. Vernon pellet stoves in July 2015 for an almost-identical laceration hazard, and The United States Stove Company issued a product recall due to a fire hazard for its pellet stoves in October 2015.
Pellet stoves work by burning compressed wood or biomass pellets to create a heat source for residential (and occasionally industrial) spaces. By feeding the pellets from a storage hopper into a burn pot area at a steady rate, they create a constant flame that requires minimal attention or adjustment. However, the recent recalls of at least three pellet stoves indicate that some of these stoves may have serious quality and safety issues.
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Consumers can visit the England’s Stove Works recall page at the USCPSC website here for additional info such as affected model numbers and company contact information.
England’s Stove Works recalls to repair freestanding pellet stoves due to laceration hazard. (2016, February 24). United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. Retrieved from http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Englands-Stove-Works-Recalls-to-Repair-Freestanding-Pellet-Stoves/
Hearth & Home Technologies recalls pellet stoves and inserts due to laceration hazard. (2015, July 9). United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. Retrieved from http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Hearth-and-Home-Technologies-Recalls-Pellet-Stoves/
United States Stove Company recalls pellet stoves due to fire hazard. (2015, October 22). United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. Retrieved from http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/United-States-Stove-Company-Recalls-Pellet-Stoves/