PhotoWhite-Rodgers of St. Louis, Mo., is recalling about 150,000 Emerson Branded Sensi WiFi thermostats sold in the U.S and Canada.

Contact between the thermostat wires and household line voltage can damage the thermostat, posing a fire hazard.

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

This 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 thermostats, manufactured in China, were sold at Johnstone, Home Depot and Golden State FC stores and Heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment distributors nationwide from April 2014, through December 2016, for between about $90 and $150.

What to do

Consumers should immediately check their Sensi thermostat to determine if “Emerson” is printed on the front with a date code from 1416 to 1536 on the back. Contact the firm to determine if the unit is included in the recall and for instructions on repair and/or replacement.

Consumers may contact White-Rodgers toll-free at (888) 847-8742 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday or online at www.white-rodgers.com and click on “Emerson Branded Sensi Recall” at the lower left corner of the homepage for more information.


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