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Ontario, Canada-based Wolf Steel is recalling several of its Napolean-model propane gas fireplaces, citing a laceration hazard.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the glass front has displayed a tendency to break due to the pressure from the propane gas igniting.
There has been one reported incident so far in Canada, in which a customer had to seek medical attention after getting cuts to the face and neck. No incidents have been reported in the U.S.
Consumers are being urged to stop use immediately and to contact their local Napolean Fireplace Hearth Dealer to have a free upgrade kit installed.
The recall, which involves the GD3200-P flush glass front and GD3200B-P with a bay window, affects about 600 units in the United States and 2,400 in Canada. Both fireplaces are black and measure about 33 inches tall and 31.25 inches wide, accented with gold designs on the top and bottom. They were sold at Hearth Fireplace stores from August 1992 through May 2001 for about $1,500.