More than 1 million thermostats are being recalled because the batteries can leak and cause a fire.
There have been seven reports of burn damage to the thermostat, with two involving minor property damage, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
No injuries have been reported.
The thermostats were made by White-Rodgers and cost between $30 and $70 and were sold between 2006 and 2013.
Several brand names are affected by the recall including, ComfortSentry, DICO, Emerson, Frigidaire, Maytag, Nutone, Partners Choice, Rheem, Ruud, Unico, Water Furnace, Westinghouse and Zonefirst.
Customers should call White-Rodgers at 888-624-1901 or register at http://www.regcen.com/1f8recall/
The thermostats were made in China.