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White-Rodgers recalls Home Heating and Cooling Thermostats

Affected products
White-Rodgers 1F8x-04xx digital thermostats

Hazard identified

The alkaline batteries used in the thermostat can leak onto the circuit board posing a fire hazard.

White-Rodgers has received seven reports (four of which were in Canada) of burn damage to the thermostat, including two (one of which was in Canada) involving minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Health Canada has received one consumer incident report of batteries damaging the thermostat. No injuries were reported.

Product description

This recall involves four models of White-Rodgers digital thermostats. The thermostats are white with blue lighted screens and have one of the following names printed on the front of them: “COMFORTSENTRY,” “DICO,” “Emerson,” “Frigidaire,” “Maytag,” “Nutone,” “Partners Choice,” “Rheem,” “Ruud,” “Unico,” “Water Furnace,” “Westinghouse,” “White-Rodgers” or “Zonefirst.” The thermostats have a battery door on the top left corner. There are three or four buttons to the right and also below the thermostat screen.

Recalled thermostats do not show a battery icon on the left side of the screen and includes models 1F80-04xx, 1F83-04xx, 1F85-04xx and 1F86-04xx. The model numbers for the affected thermostats are shown on a sticker on the back of the thermostat or on the thermostat mounting plate. However, the battery door location and buttons allow the thermostats to be identified without having to remove the thermostat to check the model number sticker.

Affected models 1F80-04xx, 1F83-04xx, 1F85-04xx and 1F86-04xx

Battery door located at the top left of thermostat. There are three or four buttons to the right and also below the thermostat screen.

Only thermostats without a battery icon require action

 

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