Gas Fireplace Settlement
**If you have a glass-fronted gasburning fireplace, fireplace insert or heating stove, this class actionsettlement may entitle you to claim, free of charge, a barrier intended toprevent burns. **
Whatis this class action about?
This class action is aboutallegations concerning the risk of burns from contact with the hot glass frontof some gas burning fireplaces, inserts and stoves. The class action wascertified by the Supreme Court of British Columbia (the “Court”). The lawsuit named Lennox Industries (Canada) Ltd., Lennox IndustriesInc., Lennox Hearth Products LLC., and Security Chimneys International Ltd.(the “Settling Defendants”).
A negotiated settlement was reachedwhereby eligible residents of Canada may claim and receive, free of charge, a fireplace barrier screen or gate to reduce the burn risk in thehome.
You are eligible to make a claim](https://www.gasfireplaceclaim.ca/site/claim/intro) ifyou purchased one of the following covered fireplaces, in Canada,during the period starting January 1, 2001 andending December 31, 2014.
Covered fireplaces include:
- Comfort Flame
- Country Stoves
- Design Dynamics
- Earth Stove
- FMI Products
- Iron Strike
- Lennox Hearth Products
- Superior Fireplaces
- Vantage Hearth
Whocan receive benefits under this class action?
You may be a Class Member andentitled to receive, free of charge, a fireplacebarrier screen or gate under the settlement agreement if:
- You are a Canadian resident, and;
- You purchased one of the covered fireplaces listed above, and;
- You purchased of a covered fireplace in Canada, and;
- Your purchase was made between January 1, 2001 and December 31, 2014.
- You are a resident of British-Columbia; or
- If you are not a resident of British Columbia, you opt-in to the class action.
The Court has ordered that eligibleclaimants are:
(Consumer Class) Persons in BritishColumbia, and all persons residing elsewhere in Canada who opt-in, who own oroccupy private property (the “premises”) where a Fireplace developed, designed,tested, manufactured, assembled, distributed, supplied, marketed, advertisedand – or sold by the Settling Defendants has been installed during the ConsumerClass Period. For the purposes of this definition, Persons shall excludenon-natural persons and those natural persons whose Fireplace is locatedoutdoors or is in business or commercial use.
Whattype of benefit may you be eligible for?
A Class Member is eligible toreceive, free of charge, a fireplacebarrier screen or gate to reduce the burn risk in the home.
You may receive either a free screen enhancement, a free substantiallycomplying screen enhancement, or a free standing barrier,depending on the model of your covered fireplace.
No other benefits such as a refund orcompensation cheque may be claimed or shall be payable.
Summaryof rights and options under the settlement
**Make a Claim **
The only way to receive a free fireplace barrier screen or gate.
You must file a claim](https://www.gasfireplaceclaim.ca/site/claim/intro) before November 5, 2018.