Recalls this week: gas fireplaces, folding chairs

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

Gas fireplaces with potentially leaky valves are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include folding chairs prone to collapse and riding lawn mowers with a faulty ignition module.

Here's a more detailed look:


DETAILS: Hearth & Home Technologies, Heat-N-Glo, Heatilator, Outdoor Lifestyles, and Quadra Fire natural or propane gas indoor and outdoor fireplaces, stoves, inserts and log sets. They were sold from May 2014 through July 2014. The brand names and serial numbers are printed on the unit rating plate, located near the controls, and in the instruction manual. Details on specific products and serial numbers can be found at

WHY: The gas valve in the unit can leak, posing a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 20,000.

FOR MORE: Call Hearth & Home Technologies at 800-883-6690 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit and click on Notices for more information.


DETAILS: Metal folding bistro chairs that are orange and have perforations on the seat. SKU 400101018858 is found on the product hangtag. They were sold at Ross stores nationwide from February 2014 through.

WHY: The chair's seat can fail to attach to the frame when the chair is unfolded, causing the chair to collapse. This poses a fall hazard to consumers.

INCIDENTS: Three reports of minor injuries from the chairs collapsing, including a back strain and minor bruises.

HOW MANY: About 840.

FOR MORE: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chairs with seats that do not attach to the frame and return them to any Ross store for a full refund.


DETAILS: Gas- and electric-powered, four-wheeled recreational vehicles manufactured by Bad Boy Buggies. The vehicles have bench seats for the driver and passenger, a cargo bed in the rear of the two-person model, and a rear-facing back seat in the four-person model. The recalled off-road vehicles have serial numbers ranging from 8004970 through 8012901. Serial numbers are printed on a plate or label on the steering column. Brand and model names are printed on the side and front panels of the vehicle. Model names included in the recall are Ambush and Ambush iS, Instinct, and Recoil and Recoil iS. They were sold at Bad Boy Buggies dealers from August 2012 through May 2014.

WHY: Incorrect parking brake adjustments and improperly bled brake lines can diminish a consumer's braking ability, posing a crash hazard.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 4,460.

FOR MORE: Call Bad Boy Buggies at 855-738-3711 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit at and click on "Recall Information" at the bottom of the page for more information.


DETAILS: This recall involves model year 2012, 2013 and 2014 Country Clipper riding lawn mowers. They were sold at Country Clipper lawn mower dealers nationwide from October 2011 to May 2014 and were made from October 2011 to May 2014 and include the model names Challenger, Charger, Edge, Jazee, Jazee Pro and Jazee Pro DLX. Details on the model years and numbers can be found at:

WHY: The ignition module can fail to ground, resulting in overheating and melting, posing a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: Four lawn mower ignition modules overheating and melting. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 1,650 in the U.S. and 261 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Country Clipper at 800-344-8237 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit at and click on Recall on the left side of the page for more information.