PhotoMiles Industries of Canada is recalling about 2,900 Valor H5 gas fireplaces sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The trim around the fireplaces can leak hot exhaust air, posing a burn hazard.

The company has received one report of mantle charring. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Valor H5 gas fireplaces fueled by either natural gas or propane gas.

The recalled fireplaces were sold in six different trim options and are a fully enclosed rectangular sheet metal box with a shatter resistant glass front. A mesh barrier screen is installed in front of the glass. The fireplace exhaust is vented to the outside through a ventilation duct.

The model number and serial number are printed on a rating sheet behind the trim.

Model Number

Product Name

Serial Number Range

1100 Natural Gas

Valor H5 Gas Fireplace

1100N10000 – 1100N12173

1100 Propane Gas

Valor H5 Gas Fireplace

1100P20000 – 1100P21132

1150 Natural Gas

Valor H5 Gas Fireplace

1150N10000 – 1150N11448

1150 Propane Gas

Valor H5 Gas Fireplace

1150P20000 – 1150P20822

The fireplaces, manufactured in Canada, were sold at Northeast Hearth & Home, Sutter Home & Hearth, Wallace's Stove & Fireplace Hearth stores and other stores nationwide and online from June 2014, through March 2018, for about $5,500.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fireplaces and contact Miles Industries to schedule a free repair.

Consumers may contact Miles Industries toll-free at (866) 420-3360 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday, by email at h5@valorfireplaces.com or online at www.valorfireplaces.com and click on “H5 Recall Notice” for more information.


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