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L G Sourcing recalls electric fireplaces

Wiring connectors in the fireplace can overheat

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L G Sourcing of Mooresville, N.C., is recalling about 48,000 allen + roth 62-inch electric fireplaces.

Wiring connectors in the fireplace can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

The firm has received 28 reports of overheating, fire, or smoke. Several of these incidents reportedly caused smoke damage to the surrounding area and in one instance smoke inhalation.

This recall involves allen + roth brand 62-inch wide, 5,120-BTU infrared quartz electric fireplaces, Lowe’s Item Number 466656.

The electric fireplaces are housed in a cherry wood-colored cabinet and have a thermostat and remote control. An insert inside the cabinet simulates a wood-burning fire and provides heat.

“FEBO Flame Electric Fireplace Model Number ZHS-30-A” is printed on a white label on the back of the product.

The fireplaces, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at Lowe’s stores nationwide and Lowes.com from January 2013, through April 2018, for about $700.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled electric fireplaces and contact L G Sourcing to receive a free repair kit and to schedule a free in-home repair.

Consumers may contact L G Sourcing, Inc. toll-free at (888) 251-1019 Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET, or online at lowes.com and click on “Recalls & Product Safety” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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