Thermostats Recalled for Fire Risk
More than one million thermostats sold between January 2006 and December 2013 by HVAC equipment manufacturers and distributors and at hardware retailers nationwide are being recalled because the alkaline batteries used in the thermostat can leak onto the circuit board, posing a fire hazard.
The thermostats are made by White-Rodgers, although some have different brand names printed on the front, including ComfortSentry, DICO, Emerson, Frigidaire, Maytag, Nutone, Partners Choice, Rheem, Ruud, Unico, Water Furnace, Westinghouse and Zonefirst.
For more information, call White-Rodgers toll-free at (888) 624-1901 or visit www.white-rodgers.com and click on “White-Rodgers 1F8x-04xx Thermostat Recall” at the lower left corner of the homepage. This link leads to a website where consumers can get assistance and/or register for the recall.