Honeywell Recalls Electric Baseboard and Fan Heater Thermostats Due to Burn Hazard

The thermostats can overheat.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 28, 2011
Release #11-289
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 235-7363
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Honeywell Recalls Electric Baseboard and Fan Heater Thermostats Due to Burn Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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.

Brand NameModel Number
Honeywell CT1950A1003
Honeywell CT1950B1002
Honeywell CT1957A1008
CADET T4700B1030
CADET T4700A1040
Honeywell T4700B1014
Honeywell T4700A1016

Sold at: Home improvement stores, HVAC and electrical stores, and contractors from January 2000 to December 2007 for between $80 and $300.

Manufactured in: Singapore

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

Picture of recalled Cadet thermostat frontPicture of recalled Honeywell thermostat front

Picture of recalled Honeywell thermostat showing model number and date code locations