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Agio International recalls outdoor gas fire columns sold exclusively at Costco due to fire hazard

MEDIA RELEASE

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: Patio Glow Outdoor Gas Fire Columns

Units: About 5,800

Distributor: Agio International Co. of Hong Kong.

Hazard: Gas can leak from connections in the column, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Agio has received five reports of fires. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled product is a propane gas fire column used for outdoor ambiance. The base of the column is rectangular with brick styling. The top has a bowl shape with lava rocks. This unit does not include ceramic logs. Only products with serial numbers running sequentially from 0081959SD through 0087754SD are affected. The model number GFP207 and the serial number is printed on a label that is located inside the door on the base.

Sold at: Costco from August 2009 through February 2010 for about $200.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the fire columns immediately and return the columns to any Costco retail outlet to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call Agio-USA at (800) 598-6532 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or e-mail the company at customerservice@va-cs.com. Additional information is available on Agio’s recall Web site: www.va-cs.com/recall

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.a…

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