Allen+Roth is recalling its 62-inch Electric Fireplaces due to a wiring issue that may cause the fireplaces to overheat, creating a fire hazard, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. About 48,000 units are affected.
Allen+Roth has received 28 reports of overheating, fire, or smoke, several of which caused smoke damage to the surrounding area and, in one case, someone suffered from smoke inhalation.
Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled electric fireplaces immediately and contact LG Sourcing to receive a free repair kit and schedule a free in-home repair. L G Sourcing can be reached by calling toll-free at 888-251-1019 Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET, or by visiting lowes.com and clicking on Recalls & Product Safety at the bottom of the page for more information.
The recall involves Allen+Roth brand 62-inch wide, 5,120-BTU infrared quartz electric fireplaces, Lowe’s Item Number 466656. The electric fireplaces are housed in a cherry wood-colored cabinet and have a thermostat and remote control. An insert inside the cabinet simulates a wood-burning fire and provides heat. “FEBO Flame Electric Fireplace Model Number ZHS-30-A” is printed on a white label on the back of the product.
The fireplaces were sold at Lowe’s stores nationwide and at Lowes.com from January 2013 through April 2018 for about $700.
While Beasley Allen is not involved in claims related to the Allen+Roth electric fireplaces, we are investigating other claims of serious injury related to defective lithium ion batteries and other types of batteries. In particular, our personal injury lawyers are investigating cases involving severe injuries caused by exploding e-cigarette devices and exploding e-cigarette batteries. These explosions have been linked to faulty e-cigarette products, defective lithium-ion batteries, and insufficient warnings for users. With few regulations to ensure their safety, e-cigarette devices have been aggressively marketed and sold in stores throughout the United States.Contact William Sutton in our Toxic Torts Section to discuss an e-cigarette burn injury claim.