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Over 130K thermostats recalled due to fire hazard

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Posted at 1:40 PM, Dec 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-13 13:46:27-05

TAMPA, Fla. — White-Rodgers has recalled around 135,000 Emerson-branded Sensi thermostats due to a potential fire hazard, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Contact between the thermostat wires and household line voltage can damage the thermostat and pose a fire hazard. The firm has received eight reports of burn damage to the thermostat, and some reports of minor home damage, according to the recall.

The thermostats have "Emerson" printed on the front and a date code between 1416 and 1536 on the back. They also have have model numbers 1F86U-42WF or UP500W, which can be found on a product label on the back of the device.

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

If your thermostat says "Sensi" not "Emerson" on the front, it is not part of the recall.

If you have one of the recalled thermostats contact White-Rodgers toll-free at 888-847-8742 or online.