White-Rodgers Recalls Home Heating and Cooling Thermostats Due to Fire Hazard
More than one million thermostats sold in the United States and Canada since 2006 are being recalled because the batteries can leak and cause a fire.
Product: The thermostats are made by White-Rodgers, but some have different brand names printed on the front, including ComfortSentry, DICO, Emerson, Frigidaire, Maytag, Nutone, Partners Choice, Rheem, Ruud, Unico, Water Furnace, Westinghouse and Zonefirst.
Hazard: The alkaline batteries used in the thermostat can leak onto the circuit board posing a fire hazard.
Remedy: Consumers should check thermostats for battery icon on the left side of the blue lighted screen, if the battery icon is not shown, contact White-Rodgers to receive a free repair or a replacement thermostat.
Consumer Contact: White-Rodgers toll-free at (888) 624-1901 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday