By Anthony Capkun
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with OJ Electronics, announced a voluntary recall of 208V and 240V thermostats. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
The recall involves thermostats that have a built-in GFCI and are
designed for use in underfloor heating systems. Thermostats included in
the recall are connected to 208V or 240V 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
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. No
incidents/injuries have been reported.
The recall involves about 30,000 sold from January 2004 through December 2008.
Consumers should not cut, drill or nail into the heated floor, and
contact the manufacturer to arrange for a free in-home repair. CLICK
HERE for OJ Electronics or call (800) 380-6940.