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CPSC and Jøtul North America Recall L.P. Stoves


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On June 14th, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Jøtul North America, of Portland, Maine, announced a voluntary recall of about 3,200 Jøtul gas-fired stoves. According to the manufacturer, movement or misplacement of the stove’s burner can allow propane gas to settle in the heater, resulting in delayed ignition. The delayed ignition could shatter the door glass and pose a laceration hazard to consumers. As of the date of the notice, Jøtul had received six reports of delayed ignition resulting in glass breakage. One laceration injury had been reported.

The recall involves two Jøtul models of gas fired stoves - the GF 100 DV II Nordic QT and the GF 200 DV II Lillehammer. The stoves are fueled with liquid propane (LP) gas. The model number (either GF 100 DV II or GF 200 DV II) can be found on the metal rating plate attached to the back of the stove.

The stove were sold by Jøtul dealers and distributors nationwide. The GF 100 DV II Nordic QT model for about $1,100 and the GF 200 DV II Lillehammer model for about $1,300 between June 2004 and early April 2005.

Consumers should be informed of the hazard and advised to stop using their LP fueled stoves immediately, shut off the gas supply and contact their Jøtul dealers to make arrangements for a free repair. Consumers with recalled units are being personally contacted by dealers who sold the products. Consumers who think that they have recalled units and who have not yet been contacted, should call their dealer for information.

For assistance in turning off the gas and arranging for a free repair, consumers should contact their dealer from whom they purchased the stove or their local liquid propane (LP) gas provider. For additional information, consumers also can contact Jøtul toll-free at(877) 451-1048 extension 108 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or log onto the Jøtul Web site at www.jotulflame.com

To view the CPSC bulletin and a picture of the product, Click here.

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