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Fireplaces recalled for hazard

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January 17, 2019

Miles Industries Ltd. has recalled its natural gas and propane H5 series fireplace models 1100 and 1150 installed with certain three- and four-sided fireplace trim.

Convective heat was found to escape from behind the fireplace trim and overheat on model numbers 1135, 1140, 1145, 1149 and 1184. About 1,900 units were sold in Canada.

The stream of convective heat could cause possible discoloration of the adjacent wood studs or, over a period of time, charring of the wood behind the trim, according to Health Canada.

Customers are encouraged to contact the dealer where the fireplace was purchased to schedule the installation of a left and right bracket in order to prevent any convective air displacement. www.healthycanadians.gc.ca

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