|Office of Information and Public Affairs||Washington, DC 20207|
|September 17, 2009
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.Units:
Distributor: Northwest Manufacturing Inc., of Red Lake Falls, Minn.
Hazard: The temperature gauge can fail and cause fire in the fuel storage hopper, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of 12 incidents of fire in the fuel storage hopper, three of which reported blisters and minor burns to the hands.
Description: This recall involves the WoodMaster AFS 900 outdoor furnace. The furnaces were sold in green, black, brown, camo, grey, red and taupe. The WoodMaster logo AND AFS900 are on the front.
Sold at: Authorized plumbing and heating stores nationwide and direct sales between July 2006 and February 2009 for about $6,000.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled furnaces immediately and contact Northwest Manufacturing to schedule a free repair. All known consumers have been notified.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Northwest Manufacturing at (800) 932-3629 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.AFS900recall.com
Note: CPSC acknowledges the assistance of the Vermont Attorney General's Office and the Vermont State Fire Marshal's Office.