Started by Admin, September 17, 2012, 04:30:15 PM
QuotePursuant to section 14 of the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000, the Director requires the following:1. The following Gas Fireplaces manufactured by CFM Inc. (Majestic Fireplace) and bear the trade names Insta-Flame or Northern Flame shall not be sold, leased, rented, installed or used in Ontario:(a) Natural Gas Fired Direct Vent Free Standing Fireplace – Model FSDV22, FSDV30 and FSDV32Series, and(b) Propane-Fired Direct Vent Free Standing Fireplace – Model FSDV22, FSDV30 and FSDV32 Series,2. This Safety Order is effective immediately.Dated at Toronto this 14th day of September, 2012.Additional Information: Refer to attachment #1 for important notice regarding the above fireplaces.
QuoteFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Toronto, ON, October 23, 2012) – The Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) has banned a series of natural gas and propane-fired direct vent freestanding fireplaces manufactured by CFM Inc., also known as Majestic Fireplace, in the province of Ontario due to an explosion risk.A Director's Order was issued on September 14 prohibiting the sale, lease, rental, installation or use in Ontario of the following gas fireplaces manufactured by CFM Inc. (Majestic Fireplace): All Insta-Flame and Northern Flame natural gas or propane-fired direct vent freestanding fireplaces with 'FSDV22' or 'FSDV30' or 'FSDV32' in the model name or number.Any Insta-Flame and Northern Flame natural gas or propane-fired direct vent freestanding fireplace with the prefix 'R' in the model name or number is not included in the Director's Order.TSSA has investigated several incidents involving these fireplaces where a delayed ignition triggered an explosion, spraying shards of glass and causing personal injury. In April 2012, tests were conducted on a sample Majestic Fireplace and after further analysis, the public safety risk was confirmed.Health Canada and the British Columbia Safety Authority have issued similar warnings on their respective websites: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca and http://www.safetyauthority.ca. A copy of TSSA's Director's Order is available at: http://www.tssa.org/corplibrary/ArticleFile.asp?Instance=136&ID=F269ED5300F811E289637673E00B94C4Homeowners are advised to check the rating plate, which is typically located at the bottom of the fireplace near the gas controls, to confirm whether their fireplace is subject to the Director's Order. Homeowners who are uncertain whether their fireplace is banned should call a TSSA-certified fuel technician to confirm whether their fireplace is subject to the Director's Order.Anyone with any of the banned fireplaces should immediately turn off the gas supply, stop using the fireplace and contact a TSSA-certified fuel technician to permanently disable and dispose of the fireplace. A retrofit kit is unavailable as the company is out of business. To ensure a contractor is registered in Ontario, call TSSA toll-free at 1-877-682-TSSA (8772). You can also visit www.tssa.org for a list of certified contractors.
QuoteModels with the prefix "R" (for example: RFSDV22, RFSDV30 and RFSDV32) are not included in this advisory.
QuoteNatural gas and propane-fired direct vent free-standing fireplaces manufactured by CFM Inc. (Majestic Fireplace) that bear the trade names Insta-flame or Northern Flame (Models FSDV22, FSDV30 and FSDV32, Series). The word "Series" includes all suffixes and prefixes associated with these models except models with the prefix "R" which are not included in this advisory.
QuoteAny Insta-Flame and Northern Flame natural gas or propane-fired direct vent freestanding fireplace with the prefix 'R' in the model name or number is not included in the Director's Order.