Household thermostats recalled because of fire hazard

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The Illinois State Fire Marshall is advising homeowners to check their thermostats, as a popular brand has been recalled because they pose as a fire hazard.

The recall involves Emerson branded SensiWiFi thermostats with “Emerson” printed on the front and a date code from 1416 to 1536 on the back. 

The date code represents the manufacture date from the 16th week of 2014 through the 36th week of 2015. The thermostats are white with an LCD screen. There are three buttons below the thermostat screen. Up and down arrow and Menu buttons are located to the right of the screen. Recalled thermostats have model numbers 1F86U-42WF or UP500W. A product label containing model number and date code information is located on the back of the thermostat.

The firm has received eight reports of burn damage to the thermostat, involving minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

You can read more about the recall here.

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