The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Hearth & Home Technologies has announced a recall of about 22,000 fireplace wall controls. Failure in the wall control system can cause the fireplace to turn on by itself, creating a risk of property damage and posing a fire hazard. Hearth & Home has received 13 reports of a fireplace turning itself on and continuing to operate, including two reports of minor property damage caused by high temperature. This recall involves WSK-300 IntelliSwitch Fireplace Wall Controls sold with Heat & Glo gas direct vent fireplaces with the following model & serial numbers:

Model Number Sales period All serial numbers up to
6000GLX-IPI-S January 2007 to January 22, 2008 0021279289
6000GLX-IPILP-S January 2007 to January 22, 2008 0021279322
6000GLX-IPI-R January 2007 to January 28, 2008 0021281203
6000GLX-IPILP-R January 2007 to January 22, 2008 0021279291
Cerona 36 January 2007 to January 22, 2008 0021279592
Cerona 42 January 2007 to January 23, 2008 0021279097

The recall also includes the following wall controls sold separately: Heat & Glo WSK-300-HNG (sold between January 2007 to December 2007), Heatilator WSK-300-HTL (sold between June 2007 to December 2007) and Quadra-Fire WSK-300-QF (sold between November 2007 to December 2007). Consumers should disable the fireplace and contact Hearth and Home Technologies at 1-800-215-5152 for a replacement wall control panel for installation by the consumer or trained technician.

Credit: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission alert