Expanded recall: Certain Maison, NOMA, RONA and UPM branded line voltage thermostats

Starting date:
April 16, 2015
Posting date:
April 16, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Electronics
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-52863

Expansion of January 18, 2011 recall

Affected products

Certain Maison, NOMA, RONA and UPM branded line voltage thermostats

Product description

This recall expansion involves line voltage thermostats with various brand names.

The following brand names and model numbers are included in this recall; all serial numbers are included :
Brand Name Model Number
Maison HTM511
HTM611
NOMA HTM211
HTM311
HTM611
HTM621
RONA HTM611
UPM HTM211
HTM311
HTM511
HTM611
HTM621

Note that some thermostat model numbers may have a letter after them, for example HTM221A.  This letter indicates a minor, non-electrical variation in the product such as the shape of the LCD window or buttons or the colour of the unit.  The presence of these letters does not affect which model numbers are included in the recall.  The recalled units were certified to Canadian Standards by CSA International.

Hazard identified

The units may overheat, emit smoke and damage the wall, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Since June 2011, Health Canada has received 24 reports of incidents from consumers and retailers regarding the use of these thermostats including overheating, melting, smoke and damage to the wall.  No injuries have been reported.

Number sold

The number sold to consumers is unknown; however the thermostats were known to be sold at Canadian Tire, RONA and various other hardware and building stores.

Time period sold

The time period sold is unknown.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
ESIC Technology Inc.
CHINA
Manufacturer
Mandolyn Electronic Technology
CHINA
Importer
UPM Marketing Inc.
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled thermostats and contact the retailer from whom they purchased the product as the importer is no longer in business.  Otherwise, consumers should remove and throw the thermostats away according to their local municipal disposal requirements.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.