How do manufactures like US Stoves get away with manufacturing stoves that are not EPA compliant? Further, can someone explain what it means to be tested to UL standards yet not carry the UL label? The same manufacturer US stoves does manufacture EPA approved models. Two other manufactures come to mind doing the same thing Volzsang and Droit. This week I have to condemn another Volzsang stove. I know hardware stores like Ace, True Value, sells these stoves but how? If they are allowed to sell non-approved stoves non-certified stoves how are they getting away with it. As an inspector, I am having a problem approving unlisted stoves, especially when the last one would have burned the house down. The mentioned Ashley falls into this category ( tested to UL standards but no UL listing ) Does this mean it did not past the testing? Saying tested to a standard is not proof of certification? If not, how can these stoves be sold without minimum safety standards? If codes are minimum safety standards, how does one apply them to a stove that is not? This being the case, are barrel stoves now legal to install? Any person with some welding abilities, can start manufacturing wood stoves to sell to the public? I saw one such Ebay auction yesterday? As past post indicated wood stove fires will be on the rise. Who governs these major hardware chains selling these fire death boxes or Northern Hydraulics? What ever happened efficient EPA approved clean environmentally friendly stoves? I mean if this is allowed, which it seems, isn’t this many steps backward? Is the retailer responsible informing the purchaser, he is an about to purchase unlisted non –approved stove, that can not be permitted or legally installed in occupied dwelling?