Recall: Honeywell and Cadet Electric Baseboard and Fan Heater Thermostats
On 2011-07-28, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Honeywell and Cadet Electric Baseboard and Fan Heater Thermostats due to a potential burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2000 for about $80 to $300.
About 80,000 units are involved in this Honeywell thermostat recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Thermostats category in 2011.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (888) 235-7363
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What is the problem?
The thermostats can overheat, causing them to melt and smoke. This poses a burn hazard to the consumer.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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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These items were sold new+ at Home improvement stores, HVAC and electrical stores, and contractors from January 2000 to December 2007 for between $80 and $300.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
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.
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
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Honeywell has received 16 reports of thermostats melting. There have been no reports of injuries.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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