Remote Control Kits for Electric Fireplaces and Stoves have been voluntarily recalled by Dimplex North America, in cooperation with the CPSC because the unit can overheat posing a burn hazard.
To this date, the company has received 5,000 reports of the units overheating, including 19 reports of damage beyond the remote control and one house fire in Columbus, Ohio that resulted in extensive property damage.
Recall Description: The recalled remote control kits are used with Dimplex, Electraflame, Symphony, Optiflame, Electralog and Charmglow brand electric fireplaces, stoves and fireplace inserts. Recalled model numbers include 47-1001, 47-1010-R and APT-1315.
The agency is advising consumers to stop using the remote control kits and to unplug the power cord to avoid burn risk. Consumers can contact Dimplex for a free replacement kit.
For more information, contact Dimplex at (866) 673-9880 anytime or visit their Web site at www.recall.dimplex.com