MOORESVILLE, N.C. – LG Sourcing has recalled about 48,000 electric fireplaces due to a potential fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Wednesday.
The CPCS said that wiring connectors in the fireplace can overheat, posing a fire hazard. The agency said the company has received 28 reports of overheating, smoke and fire associated with the units, with several instances of smoke damage reported to the surrounding area and one instance of smoke inhalation.
The recall involves the Allen + Roth brand, 62-inch-wide, 5,120-BTU infrared quartz fireplaces with item number 4666656. The cabinet of the units has a wood cherry finish, and the units feature a thermostat and remote control. An insert in the cabinet simulates a wood-burning fireplace, providing heat. FEBO Flame Electric Fireplace Model Number ZHS-30-A is printed on a white label on the back of the unit.
Made by Easy Top Enterprises Ltd. of China, they were imported by LG Sourcing Inc. of Mooresville, N.C., and sold exclusively at Lowe’s stores nationwide and at www.lowes.com from January 2013 through April 2018 for about $700.
The CPSC has advised consumers to immediately stop using the recalled units and contact LG Sourcing for a free repair kit and to schedule a free in-home repair.
For additional information, consumers can contact LG Sourcing Inc. toll free at (888) 251-1019 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or visit www.lowes.com and click on the recalls and product safety tab at the bottom of the page.
I’m Tom Russell and have worked at Furniture/Today since August 2003. Since then, I have covered the international side of the business from a logistics and sourcing standpoint. Since then, I also have visited several furniture trade shows and manufacturing plants in Asia, which has helped me gain perspective about the industry in that part of the world. As I continue covering the import side of the business, I look forward to building on that knowledge base through conversations with industry officials and future overseas plant tours. From time to time, I will file news and other industry perspectives online and, as always, welcome your response to these Web postings.