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

Type: Recall
Equipment: Thermostat
Recall or Alert Date: 04-30-2014
Serial Number: 14-166
Brands Affected: MaytagRheemRuudWestinghouseWhite-Rodgers

Description of Problem:

The alkaline batteries used in the thermostat can leak onto the circuit board posing a fire hazard. The firm has received seven reports of burn damage to the thermostat, including two involving minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Affected Products:

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 blue lighted screen.