Digital thermostats recalled due to fire hazard

Posted at 1:12 PM, May 01, 2014

(WTVR) – More than one million White-Rodgers digital thermostats have been recalled in the U.S. and Canada over 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,” the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported on its website. “Consumers should stop using this product.”

(PHOTO: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)

(PHOTO: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)

The recall involves four models of White-Rodgers digital thermostats with the following names printed on the front of them:

  • DICO
  • Emerson
  • Frigidaire
  • Maytag
  • Nutone
  • Partners Choice
  • Rheem
  • Ruud
  • Unico
  • Water Furnace
  • Westinghouse
  • White-Rodgers
  • 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,” the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported.

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If you have one of these thermostats, you’re told to  contact White-Rodgers to receive a free repair or replacement thermostat.