Energy reducing thermostats recalled for concern of fire hazard.

Published: Dec. 12, 2018 at 1:25 PM EST
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The U.S. Customer Product Safety Commission has recalled the Emerson Branded Sensi Wifi thermostats. These thermostats are considered to be a fire hazard.

The safety commission reports that contact between the thermostat wires and household line voltage can damage the thermostat and cause a fire.

The recall suggests all thermostats be repaired and replaced if their product has the word "Emerson" printed on the front with a date code from 1416 to 1535 on the back.

There have been eight reports of burn damage to the thermostat causing minor property damages. There have been no injuries reported.

If you have any questions about your thermostat you can contact the CPSC Consumer information hotline at 800-638-2772.