Sunjoy Industries has recently announced the voluntary recall of over 20,000 freestanding steel outdoor fireplaces due to a fire hazard. These wood-burning units have a decorative bronze powder coat finish on the fireplace chimney that can ignite during use, creating a fire hazard to users.
At least 14 reports have been received of the powder coat catching fire, with one report citing the melting of nearby house siding. Fortunately no injuries have been reported.
Those who own an affected Sunjoy outdoor fireplace should stop using the unit immediately and should visit the firm's website for information on obtaining a free replacement chimney and chimney cap.