VANCOUVER, April 11, 2015 /CNW/ - A class action lawsuit covering all of Canada was commenced in December 2012 in the Supreme Court of British Columbia against Miles Industries Ltd., Canadian Heating Products, Inc., Monessen Hearth Canada, Inc., and Monessen Hearth Systems Company, doing business as Vermont Castings Group, alleging that between January 1, 2001 and December 31, 2014 these manufacturers installed gas burning glass fronted fireplaces, fireplace inserts and stoves that are a danger to anyone who touches the hot glass, particularly young children.
A proposed settlement has been reached that must still be approved by the Supreme Court of British Columbia to be effective. The settlement provides that all class members who have a fireplace, fireplace insert or stove of one of those manufacturers may receive free of charge a protective screen or barrier.
SOURCE Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.
For further information: Information regarding what options are available to consumers depending on where they live in Canada and information on related deadlines can be found on the administration website www.fireplaceclassaction.com or by calling Crawford Class Action Services at 1-877-739-8933.