This recall expansion, for the line voltage thermostats, involves the addition of another possible brand that was not included in the previous recall. Units may overheat, emit smoke and damage the wall, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
The following model numbers are included in this recall; HTM211, HTM311, HTM511, HTM611, HTM621. These models were known to be sold under the brand names Stelpro, Garrison, Maison, NOMA, RONA and UPM. All serial numbers are affected.
Between June 20, 2011 and April 25, 2017, Health Canada had received 56 reports of incidents from consumers and retailers regarding the use of these thermostats including overheating, melting, smoke and damage to the wall.
The thermostats were known to be sold by contractors and at Canadian Tire, RONA and various other hardware and building stores.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled thermostats and contact the place of purchase as the importer is no longer in business. Otherwise, consumers should remove and dispose of the thermostats away according to their local municipal disposal requirements.