Honeywell Recalls Electric Baseboard Thermostat
Thermostats Recalled Due to Burn Hazard
Name of Product: Electric Baseboard and Fan Heater Thermostats
Units: About 77,000
Importer: Honeywell International Inc., of Morris Township, N.J.
Hazard: The thermostats can overheat, causing them to melt and smoke. This poses a burn hazard to the consumer.
Incidents/Injuries: Honeywell has received 16 reports of thermostats melting. There have been no reports of injuries.
Description: The recalled thermostats are rectangular, white, programmable thermostats used to control electric baseboard and fan heaters. “Honeywell” or “Cadet” is printed on the front of the thermostats that come in various sizes. The model number and four-digit date code are printed on a label inside the front cover of the thermostat. The model numbers listed below are included in this recall. Only models with date codes beginning with 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05 or 06 are included.
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Sold at: Home improvement stores, HVAC and electrical stores, and contractors from January 2000 to December 2007 for between $80 and $300.
How to Identify the T4700, CT1950 and CT1957 Electric Baseboard Heater Thermostats:
These thermostats can be identified by their overall rectangular shape. The models included in the recall are programmable thermostats for controlling electric baseboard heating at 240Vac. “A” models are 2-wire and “B” models are 4-wire. “A” models require a transformer not used in “B” models. Models sold at Retail Outlets have a full cover with four exposed buttons. Models sold by HVAC Contractors have a flip down door that covers the four buttons. There are no electronic differences between the Retail and HVAC Contractor models.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled thermostats by setting the thermostats to 45 degrees or turning them off. Only models with a “B” in the model number have an off switch. Consumers should contact Honeywell for a free replacement installed by Honeywell.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Honeywell toll-free at (888) 235-7363 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT. Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at http://www.yourhome.honeywell.com/T4700