April 28, 2004


CFM Corporation Announces Recall of Fireplace Remote Receivers


Name of product: Majestic Vermont Castings fireplace remote receivers

Units: 4,300

Manufacturer: CFM Corporation, of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Hazard: The circuit board can overheat and catch fire, posing a burn and fire hazard.

Description: Majestic Vermont Castings fireplace remote receivers were sold with the HES40R and HES40 electric fireplaces/stoves and sold as accessory items for CFM DEF33/36, DEF36S2, Addision, DEF26, and HE32EF electric fireplaces and stoves. The recalled remote receivers have the words “Majestic Vermont Castings” on a label affixed to the face of the receiver. Model number ERX15 B can be found on the CSA approval sticker on the back of the remote receiver.

Sold at: Fireplace retailers sold these remote receivers nationwide from November 2001 to February 2004 for about $70.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers who purchased an ERC1 remote receiver as an accessory to their fireplace should immediately unplug it and contact CFM Corporation for a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: Call CFM Corporation toll-free at (866) 757-6649 between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit their Web site at http://www.cfmcorp.com/safety_us.html

Media Contact: Matthew Hibbert at (905) 565-2923.