FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued July 21, 2009
Revised October 27, 2010
Release # 09-282
|Firm’s Contact Number: (847) 870-1906
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Note: Firm's contact number changed.
Heating System Thermostats Recalled by OJ Electronics Due to Shock 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: 208-Volt and 240-Volt Thermostats
Units: About 30,000
Importer/Distributor: OJ Electronics, of Chicago, Ill.
Hazard: The recalled thermostat’s floor sensor or its cable can be damaged from cutting, drilling, or nailing. This poses a risk of electric shock to consumers if the power supply is not disconnected.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves thermostats that have a built-in GFCI and are designed for use in under-floor heating systems. Thermostats included in the recall are connected to 208-Volt or 240-Volt power supplies (120V units are not included in the recall). They were sold under the brand names of Canisol, Danfoss, Elektra, Momento, OJ Microline, Raychem, Thermosoft, Warmly Yours and Warmup. The brand name is located on the front of the thermostat.
Sold at: Various home improvement stores, tile shops and other retail shops nationwide from January 2004 through December 2008 for between $150 and $200.
Manufactured in: Denmark
Remedy: Consumers should not cut, drill or nail into the heated floor, and contact the manufacturer to arrange for a free in-home repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact OJ Electronics at (847) 729-5697 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.ojelectronics.com
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