CSA International and American Flame announce a voluntary recall of fireplace gas valves

    TORONTO, June 13 /CNW/ - In cooperation with CSA International, American
Flame, Inc., of Fort Wayne, Indiana is voluntarily recalling approximately
12,000 fireplace gas valves in North America. The valves can continue to allow
gas flow through the pilot when the valve has been switched to "OFF" posing a
fire or explosion hazard. Consumers should stop using the fireplaces with the
affected valves immediately and turn off the gas supply.
    American Flame has received two reports of incidents involving valve
failure and continuous gas flow. No injuries or fires have been reported.
    The recall involves American Flame AF-4000 series fireplace gas valves
installed in residential fireplaces made by twelve manufacturers under the
following brand names: Pacific Energy, Travis Industries, CFM Corporations,
Canadian Heating Products, Portland-Willamette, Rasmussen, Chimeneas de
Columbia, Twin Eagles, FDM, Inca Metals (Savannah Heating), Even Temp, and
Valley Comfort. The valves were installed in some but not all fireplaces. Date
codes included in the recall include 0622 through 0718. The gas valve model
number is located on the bottom of each gas valve. The date code is located
above the label.
    The products involved were sold by fireplace retailers and distributors
nationwide from September 2006 through July 2007.
    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fireplaces and
contact their dealer for a free repair. The repair involves replacing the
fireplace's valve if it leaks in the "OFF" position when tested by a qualified
service technician. For more information, consumers should contact American
Flame toll-free at (888) 672-8929 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through
Friday, to determine if their fireplace is included in the recall and to
arrange for a free repair.

    About CSA International

    CSA International is a provider of product testing and certification
services for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas and a variety of other
products. Recognized in the U.S., Canada and around the world, CSA
International certification marks appear on billions of products worldwide.
CSA International is a division of CSA Group, which also includes CSA, a
leading solutions based standards organization, providing standards
development, application products, training and advisory services; and OnSpeX,
a provider of consumer product evaluation, inspection and advisory services
for retailers and manufacturers. For more information, visit

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For further information:

For further information: Anthony Toderian, Senior Media Relations
Officer, CSA Group, T: (416) 747-2620, E: anthony.toderian@csagroup.org

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