Colin Cowie Gel-Fuel Wood Fireplaces recalled by CPSC, SEI for hazards

03/11/2011 // Greensboro, NC, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Coppell, TX– Southern Enterprises Inc. (SEI) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have voluntarily recalled about 6,000 Colin Cowie Gel-Fuel Wood Fireplaces for fall and fire hazards. The CPSC announced the product recall on March 10, 2011.

The product recall was initiated after discovering that the heat from the operating unit can cause the plastic mounting screws to deform, which will allow the unit to fall from the wall, thus posing a fall and fire hazard.

There has been 21 reports received by SEI of the unit detaching from the wall and falling, causing heat damage and/or fire. Two of those reports resulted in personal injuries, which included a knee injury and broken toes.

“This recall involves Colin Cowie dual-positioning, wood wall-mount, gel-fuel fireplace with item No. 955-074. The wooden wall mount fireplace has an espresso-colored finish with copper, silver or antique gold finished metal trim. It may be hung in a horizontal or vertical position. This recall involves units manufactured in July 2010. Lot number SEI/07/001 can be found on a label on the rear of the unit in the upper right hand corner when horizontal,” reported the CPSC press release.

Consumers are advised to contact SEI for a corrective retro fit kit that will be sent free of charge.

For more information concerning the recall, consumers can contact SEI at (877) 858-4959 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit their website at www.seidal.com/retrofit.

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