Canadian Tire thermostats recalled

On January 18, 2011 Health Canada has recalled Line Voltage Thermostats by UPM and Noma which were sold at Canadian Tire stores.

This recall involves line voltage thermostats sold under the following brand names and model numbers:

  • UPM models: HTM611A and HTM621
  • Noma models: HTM611A (52-2544-0) and HTM621 (52-2545-8).

Be advised that only thermostats that were manufactured in 2008 and have serial number starting with "08" are included in this recall.

What is the danger?

The unit may overheat and emit smoke, especially when the load has exceeded the specified maximum rating.

The company has received 10 reports of minor smoke/soot damage to the wall surface. However, no injuries have been reported.

At time of the recall Health Canada has not any received reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these Thermostats.

What should I do?

If you have purchased or installed these products within the specified time frame, you should contact UPM Marketing Inc. to receive information on how to check the serial number. If the unit has a serial number starting with "08", then UPM Marketing will provide you with a free upgrade unit.

For more information, consumers may contact Customer Support at UPM Marketing Inc. at 1-888-468-6876 or by e-mail at moc.gnitekram-mpu|ofni#moc.gnitekram-mpu|ofni.

How many were sold and where?

Approximately 10,000 units of the effected products were sold at Canadian Tire Corporation stores across Canada. Most of these were sold between 2008 and early 2009.

The thermostats were manufactured in China by W.H. Mandolyn International Ltd. (Hong Kong). The importer is UPM Marketing Inc.