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

Name of Product:
Electric Baseboard and Fan Heater Thermostats
Hazard:
The thermostats can overheat, causing them to melt and smoke. This poses a burn hazard to the consumer.
Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
July 28, 2011
Units:
About 77,000
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

Recall Details

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
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.

Incidents/Injuries:

Honeywell has received 16 reports of thermostats melting. There have been no reports of injuries.

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
Importer(s):

Honeywell International Inc., of Morris Township, N.J.

Recall number:
11-289
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