Installation or Use of Natural Gas and Propane Fireplaces Manufactured by Security Fireplaces - Models SRGH36, SBGH36, DV73 and DV71
20 January 2017
Reference #: SO-GA 2017-01
This safety order is issued pursuant to section 31 of the Safety Standards Act.A person affected by this safety order may appeal this order in writing to the Safety Standards Appeal Board within 30 days.The appeal process is set out on the Safety Standards Appeal Board's website at http://www.housing.gov.bc.ca/ssab/.
Failure to comply with a safety order is an offence under section 72 of the Safety Standards Act.
Part 1: Details of Regulated Work or Regulated Product
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Part 2: Requirement(s) of this safety order
The following gas fireplaces manufactured by Security Fireplaces shall not be sold, leased, rented, installed or used in the province of British Columbia:
- Natural gas and propane models SRGH36, SBGH36
- Natural gas and propane models DV73 and DV71 Series marketed under the trade name Oliver Macleod.
All models bear a CGA and AGA certification mark.
This order requires all existing fireplaces to be immediately disconnected from the gas supply and permanently removed from service by a licensed gas contractor.
Part 3: Details of Issue (if applicable)
This safety order is being issued to the following:
All - Owner/User/Installer/Retailer:
This safety order prohibits the sale, leasing, renting, installation or use of the following natural gas and propane fireplace models manufactured by Security Fireplaces:
- DV73 and DV71 Series marketed under the trade name Oliver Macleod.
A Health Canada advisory was issued January 12, 2017 warning consumers of certain natural gas and propane fireplaces manufactured by Security Fireplace that may pose safety risks to consumers. There have been two reported national incidents involving these fireplaces due to delayed ignition. The relief dampers on these appliances may not function as intended. These dampers must operate as designed in cases where a buildup of un-burnt gas may be present. Failure of relief dampers to function correctly may cause the glass front to explode into people’s living space, posing a serious risk to the safety of anybody in proximity.
All affected fireplaces currently in use shall have the gas supply to the appliance terminated immediately according to the CAN/CSA B149.1 Installation Code This is required as the manufacturer is no longer in business and no retro fit kit is available.
Distributors, certificate holders and fireplace owners shall consider operation of the affected fireplaces to
pose immediate hazards and shall follow the directions prescribed in Gas Safety Regulation section 54(1) (2) for an unrepairable appliance.
A person who finds any appliance or gas equipment beyond repair or in an unsafe condition must place the appliance or gas equipment out of service, and promptly notify a safety officer of its condition and location. If initial notification is verbal, it must be promptly confirmed by a written statement setting out the details.
To contact a safety officer in a specific region call or email BCSA Contact Center.
Part 4: Details of Ordering Safety Manager or Safety Officer – Please read following page
I certify that I am authorized to issue this safety order in accordance with section 15 (d) of the Safety Standards Act or that I have been delegated this power under section 15 (g) of the Safety Standards Act.
Provincial Safety Manager – Gas
Date: January 20, 2017
Safety Standards Act
Gas Safety Regulation
Health Canada Advisory RA-61760