White-Rodgers recalls Home Heating and Cooling Thermostats
- Starting date:
- April 30, 2014
- Posting date:
- April 30, 2014
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Tools and Electrical Products
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Fire Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and White-Rodgers
White-Rodgers 1F8x-04xx digital thermostats
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.
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.
Approximately 403,000 were sold in Canada and about 740,000 were sold in the United States.
Time period sold
The recalled thermostats were sold from January 2006 through December 2013 in Canada and the United States.
Place of origin
Manufactured in China.
White-Rodgers, a division of Emerson Climate Technologies
What you should do
Consumers should check thermostats for battery icon on the left side of the blue lighted screen, if the battery icon is not shown, contact White-Rodgers to receive a free repair or a replacement thermostat.
For more information, consumers can call White-Rodgers toll-free at 1-888-624-1901 from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the Emerson White Technologies' website and click on “White-Rodgers 1F8x-04xx Thermostat Recall” for more information.
Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.
Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.