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Public advisory

Health Canada warns of certain dangerous natural gas and propane fireplaces manufactured by Security Fireplace

Starting date:
January 12, 2017
Type of communication:
Source of recall:
Health Canada
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Last updated: 2019-05-17


Health Canada is warning consumers of certain natural gas and propane fireplaces manufactured by Security Fireplace that may pose safety risks to consumers. There have been two reported incidents involving these fireplaces due to delayed ignition. The relief dampers on these products may not work, which could lead to excess gas being ignited when lighting the fireplace. This could cause the glass front to explode into people’s living space, posing a serious risk to the safety of Canadians.

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using these fireplaces.

Consumers are being advised to stop using natural gas and propane fireplaces manufactured by Security Fireplaces between 1990 and 1994-95. Affected models are SRGH36, SBGH36, DV73 and DV71 Series. (The DV73 and DV71 series were marketed under the trade name Oliver Macleod.) All models bear a CGA and AGA certification mark.

Any affected fireplaces currently in use should have the fuel supply disconnected immediately. The manufacturer is no longer in business and there is no retrofit kit available. Contact a licensed gas technician for appropriate action.

Report health or safety concerns

If you experience a health or safety problem with any product that you use, report it to Health Canada and to the manufacturer or the retailer where it was bought.

Media enquiries

Health Canada
(613) 957-2983

Public enquiries

(613) 957-2991
1-866 225-0709

What Health Canada is doing

Health Canada is warning consumers to stop using these fireplaces immediately, as there is a risk of the glass exploding, which poses a serious safety risk. Health Canada is issuing a warning to consumers, not a recall notice, because Security Fireplace is no longer in business.

The Government of Canada is committed to helping protect Canadians from potentially dangerous consumer products. Health Canada regularly tests consumer products on the Canadian market and will continue to monitor products to help keep consumers safe.