The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with OJ Electronics of Chicago, announced a voluntary recall of about 30,000 208-volt and 240-volt thermostats found in under-floor radiant heating systems.
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 or injuries have been reported.
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.
thermostats were sold at various home improvement stores, tile shops and other
retail shops nationwide from January 2004 through December 2008 for between
$150 and $200.
should not cut, drill or nail into the heated floor, and contact the
manufacturer to arrange for a free in-home repair.
additional information, contact OJ Electronics at 800/380-6940 between 9 a.m.
and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.ojelectronics.com.
see pictures of the recalled product, go to www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09282.html.
Radiant Heating Thermostats Recalled Due To Shock Hazard
July 23, 2009