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White-Rodgers Recalls Home Heating and Cooling Thermostats Due to Fire Hazard

Type: Recall
Equipment: Thermostat
Recall or Alert Date: 01-12-2011
Serial Number: 11-096
Brands Affected: White-Rodgers

Description of Problem:

The programmable thermostats constantly charge the backup AA batteries used to power the thermostat’s clock. This can cause the batteries to leak, resulting in a fire hazard. The firm is aware of three incidents involving minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Affected Products:

This recall involves all White-Rodgers programmable thermostats with model numbers 1F88-XXX and 1F85RF-275 and date codes beginning with 05, 06, 07, 08, 09 and 1001 through 1039. The model number is printed on the thermostat’s front pull-down panel door. The date code is located inside the removable front cover. White-Rodgers and/or the utility company’s name and logo are printed on the front of the thermostat. These thermostats were able to be controlled by power companies in homes that took part in energy demand reduction programs.