SOURCE: OJ Electronics A/S

September 18, 2009 16:43 ET

OJ Electronics A/S Recalls Thermostats Used in Under Floor Heating Systems

TORONTO--(Marketwire - September 18, 2009) - OJ Electronics A/S has announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.

Name of Product: Thermostat with built-in GFCI sold under various brand names and installed in 208 or 240 volt applications (see below).

Units: 13,000

Manufacturer: OJ Electronics A/S.

Hazard: In 208V or 240V applications (but not in 120V applications), the thermostat's floor sensor or its cable can be damaged from cutting, drilling, or nailing. This poses a risk of electric shock to consumers if the power supply is not disconnected.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description/Models: The recall involves thermostats that have a built-in GFCI and are designed for use in under-floor heating systems. Thermostats included in the recall are connected to 208-Volt or 240-Volt power supplies (120V units are not included in the recall). They were sold under the brand names of Britech, Copal, Danfoss, Momento, OJ Microline, Warmly Yours, Raychem and True Comfort. The brand name is located on the front of the thermostat.

Sold by: Various home improvement stores, tile shops and other retail shops and electrical installers.

When was distributed: The thermostats were distributed from January 2004 through December 2008.

Manufactured in: Denmark

Remedy: Consumers should not cut, drill or nail into the heated floor, and should contact the manufacturer to arrange for a free in-home repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact OJ Electronics at: (800) 380-6940 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.ojelectronics.com

Remarks: The recalled units are certified to Canadian Standards by Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC). For more information about Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) product certification process please visit: http://www.ulc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    OJ Electronics
    (800) 380-6940