Hearth & Home recalls about 2,500 gas fireplaces because of fire hazard

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Hearth & Home Technologies is recalling about 2,500 gas fireplaces because of defect that poses a fire hazard.

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The back of the firebox can bend out, posing a fire hazard.

The company is recalling Heat-N-Glo and Heatilator Corner Unit series indoor gas fireplaces with model numbers LCOR-36TRB-IPI, RCOR-36TRB-IPI, GDCL4136I, and GDCR4136I. The numbers are printed on the unit rating plate, located near the controls used to operate the units, and in the instruction manual. They were sold from March 2008 through November 2014.

There have been two reported incidents involving charring and minor property damage, but no injuries have been reported. Consumers should immediately stop using the gas fireplaces and contact the fireplace store where the unit was purchased to arrange for a free inspection and installation of a correction kit. The firm's dealers are contacting known purchasers.

Consumers can also contact Hearth & Home Technologies at 800-883-6690 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST Monday through Friday, or visit www.hearthnhome.com and click on "Notices" for more information.