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

Starting date:
May 2, 2017
Posting date:
May 2, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Electronics
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-63176

Expansion of February 9, 2017 recall

Affected products

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

Product description

This recall expansion involves the addition of another possible brand of thermostat that was not included in the previous recall.

The following model numbers are included in this recall. These models were known to be sold under the brand names Stelpro, Garrison, Maison, NOMA, RONA and UPM.  All serial numbers are affected.

Model Number

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 under certification number CSA 185066.

Please be advised that certain THM211 and THM311 models were recalled in 2002 by CSA International and the Electrical Safety Authority of Ontario.

Hazard identified

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

The importer is no longer in business.  Between June 20, 2011 and April 25, 2017, Health Canada had received 56 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 by contractors and 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
Mandolyn Electronic Technology
CHINA
Manufacturer
ESIC Technology Inc.
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 place of purchase 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.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.