Company recalls fireplaces, fireplace inserts

Nine incidents have prompted the recall of some Hussong fireplace and fireplace inserts.

Kozy Heat, Ambiance and Stellar Hearth gas fireplaces and fireplace inserts were recalled by Hussong Manufacturing and American Flame Friday.

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

There have been reports of nine incidents of gas being released and exploding. The explosions caused two cases of minor injury and minor property damage.

Owners can contact Hussong Manufacturing at (800) 253-4904, or online at,, or, then click on “Recall Information” for more information.

his recall involves Hussong 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 names Kozy 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. See the list of models being recalled.


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