Canadian Tire recalls Motomaster
HotWash Windshield Washer Heater
March 8, 2006
Canadian Tire is recalling the Motomaster
HotWash Windshield Washer Fluid Heater due
to a manufacturing defect that poses a potential
safety issue. A relay mechanism in some of
the units is defective, causing the potential
for the relay to stick and overheat.
Customers can identify defective units
by referring to the outer casing of the product.
If the product contains the words 'patent
pending,' it is not defective and are therefore
not included in the recall. Units that do
not contain the 'patent pending' reference
may be defective and customers should call
1-866-670-9962 to determine if their unit
is included in the recall.
While Canadian Tire has not been notified
of any instance of injury caused by this
potential defect, the company has received
eleven reports of an incident occurring in
which the product started smoking.
Customers are requested to immediately
discontinue use of this product and call
1-866-670-9962 to determine if their Washer
Fluid Heather unit is included in the recall
in order to get a free replacement unit.
Customers wishing to return
the product for an exchange or refund can
do so at their nearest Canadian