CPSC announces recall of Verandah Patio Fireplaces

Legal News for Florida Product Liability Lawyers. W.S. Badcock Corp. patio fireplaces voluntarily recalled due to chance of fire.

Vintage Verandah Patio Fireplaces recalled due to fire hazard, CPSC announces.

Mulberry, FL—W.S. Badcock Corp. of Mulberry, Florida, participated in the voluntary recall of approximately 1,250 Vintage Verandah Patio Fireplace sets due to the fire hazard they pose. Flammable paint was used to coat the exterior shell of the fireplace, subsequently creating the risk, announced the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) http://www.cpsc.gov, on Wednesday, December 23, 2009.

These outdoor fireplaces were manufactured by Fujian Minhou Minxing Weaving Co. Ltd, based in China. Between September 2008 and November 2009, this particular product was being sold in Badcock Home Furniture & More, as well as Badcock Home Furnishings Center stores for about $300 a piece. These fireplaces have a black metal body, cap, and chimney, as well as a metal grate with two accessory tools included. The sides of the fireplace are made of wire mesh.

Though no injuries have been reported, W.S. Badcock Corporation was allegedly informed that there has been at least one incident in which the exterior shell of the fireplace caught fire because of a flammable substance in the paint.

The CPSC urges consumers to discontinue the usage of these fireplaces and return them to the original place of purchase immediately. For more information consumers can contact their local Badcock store or W.S. Badcock Corporation’s Corporate call center at 1-800-223-2625 from 8:00 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, or 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. You can also visit their Web site at www.badcock.com.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Florida Product Liability Attorneys.