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Hussong Manufacturing and American Flame Recall Due to Explosion Hazard

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Hussong Manufacturing and American Flame Recall Due to Explosion Hazard

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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Kozy Heat, Ambiance and Stellar Hearth gas fireplaces and fireplace inserts


The main control module can allow gas to be released and buildup in the burner area, posing an explosion hazard.

Consumer Contact:

Hussong Manufacturing at (800) 253-4904 between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.kozyheat.com, www.ambiancefireplace.com, or www.stellarhearth.com, then click on “Recall Info” for more information.


About 13,600 in the U.S. and 2,170 in Canada

Description and Models

This recall involves Hussong Manufacturing direct vent gas fireplaces and gas fireplace inserts that use American Flame brand main control modules. The recalled products are 22 models sold under the brand names Kozy Heat Fireplaces, Ambiance Fireplaces and Stellar Hearth Products. Recalled fireplaces and inserts were manufactured between October 2009 and April 2013. The fireplace name, model number, manufacture date and serial number are on a silver testing label attached by a chain and next to the gas valve of the fireplace or fireplace insert. The following fireplace products are being recalled:


Hussong Manufacturing received reports of nine incidents of gas being released prematurely and exploding, resulting in minor property damage and two reports of abrasions.


Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fireplaces and fireplace inserts, turn off the gas to the units and contact the dealer where the unit was purchased or Hussong Manufacturing to have the ignition board on the fireplace main control module replaced free of charge. Sold at

Fireplace dealers and distributors from October 2009 to April 2013 for between $1,450 and $3,325.


Hussong Manufacturing Co. Inc., d/b/a Kozy Heat Fireplaces, of Lakefield, Minn.

Manufactured in

United States