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Director’s Safety Order, Reference No. FS-222-2016, dated November 18, 2016, prohibits the sale, leasing, renting, installation or use of Natural Gas and Propane Fired Models: SRGH36, SBGH36, DV73 and DV71 Series manufactured by Security Fireplace and may be marketed under the trade name Oliver MacLeod.
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Technical Standards & Safety Authority

Director's Public Safety Order - FS-222-2016
Natural Gas & Propane-Fired Direct Vented Gas Fireplaces
Manufactured by Security Fireplace

Models SRGH36, SBGH36, DV73 and DV71 Series
TSSA has investigated two incidents involving direct-vent natural gas fireplaces manufactured by Security Fireplaces since 2014. In both instances, glass and debris was blown out and into the living space when the relief damper did not adequately relieve the pressure resulting from a delayed ignition.
 
TSSA investigators conducted a delayed ignition test in accordance with CSA standards on a sample fireplace. The relief damper on the fireplace did not prevent the glass from blowing out.
 
A leaking valve, poor flame carry-over, or accumulated unburnt natural or propane gas inside the fireplace can result in a delayed ignition. If the relief damper does not adequately relieve the pressure in the event of a delayed ignition, it’s possible that fireplace’s glass front will break, expel debris and glass fragments into the living space and cause personal injury.
  • Models SRGH36, SBGH36, DV73 and DV71 Series bear a CGA and AGA certification mark.
  • The DV73 and DV71 Series were marketed under the trade name Oliver MacLeod.
  • The word "series" includes all suffixes as the above models are the basic units, for example - SRGH36RN(E)
The above models may include one or more of the following suffixes:
R         - Decorative Appliance
WF      - Wall Furnace
MH      - Mobile Home
E         - Electronic Ignition
N         - Natural Gas
P          - Propane Gas

Pursuant to
section 31 of the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000, the director hereby orders the following:
All of the subject direct vented gas fireplaces shall:
  1. be immediately removed from service and their use is prohibited;
  2. not be offered for use, sale, lease, rent or installation
Photo of Security Direct-Vent Gas Fireplace - Model SRGH36
Security Direct-Vent Gas Fireplace - Model SRGH36
Effective November 18, 2016:
  1. Director’s Safety Order, Reference No. FS-222-2016, dated November 18, 2016, prohibits the sale, leasing, renting, installation or use of Natural Gas and Propane Fired Models: SRGH36, SBGH36, DV73 and DV71 Series manufactured by Security Fireplace and may be marketed under the trade name Oliver MacLeod.
  2. Any affected fireplaces currently in use shall have the fuel supply terminated immediately. Since the manufacturer is no longer in business no retro fit kit is available; and
  3. Distributors, certificate holders and fireplace owners shall consider operation of the affected fireplaces to pose immediate hazards and shall follow the directions prescribed in section 13 of the Ontario Regulation 212/01.
Director's Public Safety Order - FS-222-2016
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