About 188,300 programmable thermostats made by White-Rogers are being recalled.
The thermostats constantly charge the backup batteries could cause them to leak, resulting in a fire hazard.
The company knows of three incidents involving minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
The thermostats were distributed by more than 40 utility companies nationwide to consumers who took part in energy conservation programs and by various HVAC wholesalers.
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