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Programmable thermostats

Description: This recall involves all White-Rodgers programmable thermostats with model numbers 1F88-XXX and 1F85RF-275 and date codes beginning with 05, 06, 07, 08, 09 and 1001 through 1039. The model number is printed on the thermostat’s front pull-down panel door. The date code is located inside the removable front cover. White-Rodgers and/or the utility company’s name and logo are printed on the front of the thermostat. These thermostats were able to be controlled by power companies in homes that took part in energy demand reduction programs. [Source]

Programmable thermostats
White-Rodgers Recalls Home Heating and Cooling Thermostats Due to Fire Hazard

About 180,000 in the United States and 8,300 in Canada units were affected by this recall.

Programmable thermostats Recall Information

Country of OriginChina
Recall Date01/12/2011
Recall ID562
Recall Number11096
Product TypeThermostats
HazardThe programmable thermostats constantly charge the backup AA batteries used to power the thermostat's clock. This can cause the batteries to leak, resulting in a fire hazard.
InjuriesThe firm is aware of three incidents involving minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
RemedyConsumers should immediately remove the two AA batteries from the thermostat and contact White-Rodgers for a free repair kit. If battery removal causes changes in furnace operation, contact White-Rodgers.
Remedy OptionRepair
ContactFor additional information, contact White-Rodgers toll-free at (888) 624-1901 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website
Last Updated07/06/2016
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