Honeywell Recalls Thermostats Over Fire Risk

Law360, New York (August 2, 2011, 8:01 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Tuesday announced a voluntary recall of 77,000 electric baseboard and fan heater thermostats made by Honeywell International Inc. over concerns that the thermostats can overheat and pose a fire risk.

The CPSC said the thermostats could overheat, causing them to melt and smoke and creating a burn hazard for consumers.

Morris Township, N.J.-based Honeywell has received 16 reports of melting thermostats but there have been no reported injuries yet. The company is cooperating with the recall, the CPSC said....
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