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Line Voltage Thermostats by UPM and Noma

Starting date:
January 18, 2011
Posting date:
January 18, 2011
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-500002491

Affected products

Line Voltage Thermostats by UPM and Noma

Product description

This recall involves line voltage thermostats sold under the following brand names and model numbers:

  • UPM models: HTM611A and HTM621
  • Noma models: HTM611A (52-2544-0) and HTM621 (52-2545-8)

Only thermostats that were manufactured in 2008 and have serial number starting with "08" are included in this recall.

Hazard identified

The unit may overheat and emit smoke, especially when the load has exceeded the specified maximum rating.

The company has received 10 reports of minor smoke or soot damage to wall surfaces; however, no injuries have been reported.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these thermostats.

Number sold

Approximately 10,000 units of the affected products were sold at Canadian Tire Corporation stores across Canada.

Time period sold

Most of the affected products were distributed from 2008 through early 2009.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
W.H. Mandolyn International Ltd.
HONG KONG
Importer
UPM Marketing Inc.
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should check the serial number and if the thermostat has a serial number starting with "08", they should stop using it. The importer is no longer in business, so consumers should contact the retailer where they bought the unit for more information.

Consumers may also view the recall notice on the Electrical Safety Authority's (ESA) website.