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.
The 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.
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.
Consumers should not cut, drill or nail into
the heated floor, and contact the manufacturer to arrange for a free in-home
For 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 atwww.ojelectronics.com.
To see pictures of the recalled product, go towww.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09282.html.