Health Canada is warning the public of certain natural gas and propane fireplaces manufactured by Security Fireplace that may pose safety risks. Two incidents involving these fireplaces due to delayed ignition have been reported. The relief dampers on these products may fail, which could lead to excess gas being ignited when lighting the fireplace. This could cause the glass front to explode into people’s living space.
The public is advised to stop using natural gas and propane fireplaces manufactured by Security Fireplaces between 1990 and 1994-95. Affected models are SRGH36, SBGH36, DV73 and DV71 Series. The DV73 and DV71 series were marketed under the trade name Oliver Macleod. All models bear a CGA and AGA certification mark.
Any affected fireplaces currently in use should have the fuel supply disconnected immediately by a licensed gas contractor. The manufacturer is no longer in business and there is no retrofit kit available.
For more information, visit Health Canada.