Name of product:
Lennox and Superior gas fireplaces
Defective fireplace gas connectors can leak, posing a fire hazard.
Lennox Hearth Products at (800) 655-2008 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.lennoxhearthproducts.com and click on Recall Info at the bottom of the page for more information.
Report an Incident Involving this Product
This recall involves natural gas or propane Lennox and Superior brand fireplaces with the following model and serial numbers. Lennox model numbers include ELDV, LDV, MLBV-40, MLDVT, MPB, MPD, MPDP, RHAP54, and SYM. Superior model numbers include SDV, SLDVT and SLBV. Serial number have 10 digits starting with 6412D4, 6412E4, 6412F4, 6412G4, 6412H4, 6412D7, 6412E7, 6412F7, 6412G7 or 6412H7. The model, serial number and the Lennox or Superior brand names are printed on the rating plate located in the control box area of the fireplace.
Lennox Hearth Products has received eight reports of gas connectors leaking in fireplaces. No injuries have been reported.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled gas fireplaces, turn off the gas to the fireplace and contact Lennox Hearth Products for a free inspection and replacement of the leaking gas connector. Lennox Hearth Products and its distributors are contacting purchasers directly.
Fireplace stores and by HVAC retailers and installers nationwide from April 2012 through December 2012 for between $1,200 and $9,000.
Lennox Hearth Products, of Nashville, Tenn
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