Wolf Steel Ltd recalls Napoleon GD3200 Propane Gas Fireplaces
- Starting date:
- June 26, 2014
- Posting date:
- June 26, 2014
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Household Items
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Laceration Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Wolf Steel Ltd.
Napoleon GD3200 propane gas fireplaces
This recall involves the Napoleon propane gas fireplaces manufactured by Wolf Steel Ltd. The recalled products are model number GD3200-P flush glass front and GD3200B-P with bay window. The fireplace front panels are black with gold accent designs on the outside of the product. The model is identified on a rating label located on the base of the fireplace behind the lower access door.
There is a potential for the glass to break during the lighting of the pilot burner if there is a buildup of propane gas, posing a laceration hazard.
Wolf Steel Ltd received one report in Canada of the glass shattering when lighting the pilot burner, resulting in cuts to the face and neck that required medical attention. No incidents or injuries were reported in the United States.
Health Canada has not received any consumer incidents or injuries to Canadian related to the use of these products.
Approximately 2,428 units of the recalled fireplaces were sold in Canada and approximately 614 units in the United States.
Time period sold
The recalled fireplaces were sold from August 1992 to May 2001 in Canada and the United States.
Place of origin
Manufactured in Canada.
Wolf Steel Ltd.
What you should do
Consumers should stop using the recalled fireplaces and contact their local Napoleon Fireplace Dealer to arrange a service call to have the upgrade kit installed on their fireplace. A repair kit is being offered but must be installed by a qualified gas appliance technician. The kit is free and a flat labour fee will be paid to authorized Napoleon Fireplace Dealers installing the upgrade kits.
Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.
Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.