CSA International and Honeywell International Inc. announce the voluntary recall of fireplace and stove gas control valves

    TORONTO, Oct. 15 /CNW/ - In cooperation with CSA International, Honeywell
International Inc. of Morristown, New Jersey is voluntarily recalling
approximately 2,000 Gas Control Valves in Canada. Due to an out-of-tolerance
control knob, there is a possibility pilot gas could leak through the valve
and accumulate inside the appliance if the knob is left in a position between
OFF and PILOT. The accumulated gas could suddenly ignite when the user
attempts to light the pilot and has the potential to injure the user by
venting hot combustion gases through front facing spring loaded doors utilized
for pressure relief.
    Honeywell has received one report of an incident involving minor injury.
    Th3 Gas Control Valves that are being recalled are installed in
propane-fueled direct vent (sealed combustion) decorative fireplaces and
Franklin-type stoves. The recalled valves were manufactured between March 2004
and December 2006. The valves were sold exclusively to original equipment
manufacturers for use on stoves and fireplaces made from April 2004 through
August 2007 and include the following brands: Central Fireplace (Central
Boiler), Empire Comfort/White Mountain Hearth, Flame International (SBI)
Harji's Fireplace Manufacturing Ltd., Inca Metal Cutting Ltd., Kozy Heat
Fireplaces, Lennox Hearth Products, Mendota Hearth/Johnson Gas Appliance Co.,
Montigo (Canadian Heating Products) and Valley Comfort. Consumers should stop
using the product immediately.
    Consumers who believe they may have an affected appliance may visit the
Honeywell website www.nvp-hearth.honeywell.com to review a list of appliances
with recalled valves and to register for the recall. For further assistance
consumers should contact Honeywell at 1-800-939-4836 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
CT Monday through Friday. Please have the manufacturer, model number and
serial number of the appliance ready. The information can be found on the
manufacturer's label on the appliance. Honeywell will provide information on
how to receive a free inspection and replacement valve.

    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's marks
appear on billions of products worldwide. CSA International is a division of
CSA Group, which also includes: CSA, a developer of standards and codes;
OnSpeX for consumer product evaluation services; and QMI, a leading North
American management systems registrar. CSA International can be found online
at www.csa-international.org

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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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