Recall: Plow & Hearth Recalls Aluminum Chimeneas Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

October 17, 2007
Alert #08-507

Plow & Hearth Recalls Aluminum Chimeneas Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

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.

Name of Product: Aluminum Chimeneas

Units: About 247

Importer: Plow & Hearth, of Madison, VA

Hazard: A design flaw can cause the aluminum on the chimeneas to catch fire or melt under high temperatures, posing fire and burn hazards.

Incidents/Injuries: Plow & Hearth has received two reports of the chimenea’s aluminum exterior catching fire and burning. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Description: The chimeneas are outdoor fireplaces that are aluminum, have a removable spark guard, a wrought iron base, and a four-sided screen.

Sold by: Plow & Hearth in its catalog and its Web site from March 2007 through August 2007 for about $250.

Manufactured in: Turkey

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the chimeneas and contact Plow & Hearth to receive a full refund and a gift certificate. Plow & Hearth is directly contacting consumers who purchased these chimeneas.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Plow & Hearth toll-free at (877) 459-8131, or Linda DeRose-Droubay at (540) 948-7438 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at

Picture of Recalled Aluminum Chimenea