England’s Stove Works recalls freestanding pellet stoves due to laceration hazard
The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Monroe, Va.-based England’s Stoves Works announced a recall of England’s Smartstove freestanding pellet stoves. Smoke can build up inside the firebox due to ash accumulation and the glass in the door can break, posing a laceration hazard. England’s Stove Works has received four reports of incidents, including one report of a minor injury.
Consumers should stop using the unit until repaired and contact the firm to receive a free repair kit and installation instructions. Consumers can contact the firm at 800/641-3066 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Extended hours will be in effect until March 15, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Information also is available at www.heatredefined.com; click on Notice located at the top of the page for more information and to register to receive a repair kit.
This recall involves about 2,300 Smartstove freestanding pellet stoves sold at Lowe’s and specialty hardware stores nationwide, as well as online at www.lowes.com, from September 2015 through December 2015 for about $1,500. Photos of the recalled units are available at www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Englands-Stove-Works-Recalls-To-Repair-Freestanding-Pellet-Stoves.
The cast-iron pellet stove — model number 55-SHSSP01 and serial numbers ranging from 101 through 2513 — has a black satin finish. Dimensions are about 36 in. high, 24 1/2 in. wide and 24 in. deep. It has an arched glass door on the front with vents above the door. The Smartstove logo appears on the stove’s control panel. The model and serial numbers are located on a black plate on the top right hand corner on the back of the stove.