Lennox Recalls Natural Gas Log Sets: Valves Can Crack, Leak Gas

Lennox Hearth Products LLC recalled about 3,200 of its Lennox Shadowdance Natural Gas Log Set Burner Assemblies because the valve can crack and leak natural gas, said the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The Nashville company received 20 reports of cracks at the gas valve connection. So far, no injuries have been reported. Carbon monoxide poisoning from leaking gas can be fatal.

Included in the recall are gas burners sold with the Shadowdance natural gas log set burner assemblies used in wood-burning fireplaces or a ventless firebox. The set was sold nationwide between August 2007 and December 2010 for $700 to $850 each.The assemblies were sold under model numbers LSVFSD-18, LSVFSD-24 and LSVFSD-30 and include a burner and a ceramic-fiber log set. Replacement gas burners also were sold under model number LSVFSD-NG.

The recalled burners have serial numbers that begin with 6407, 6408, 6409 and 6410A through 6410G. The burner's model and serial numbers are on a metal plate attached to the burner.

Consumers should stop using the recalled burner assemblies and contact Lennox for a replacement burner at (800) 229-0027 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time.

In January the CPSC warned consumers about the hazards of home heating, including an increase in deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning.

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