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Gas fireplaces recalled for risk of explosion

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Authorities say nearly 14,000 gas fireplaces are being recalled in the United States because they can explode.

Company officials say “Hussong Manufacturing” direct vent gas fireplaces and inserts can build up gas in the burner area, causing an explosion.

So far, 22 models are affected under the recall.

They were sold under the names “Kozy Heat Fireplaces,” “Ambiance Fireplaces” and “Stellar Hearth Products.”

They all use the American Flame Brand main control modules.

For more information, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website.