By Kelly Egan, Ottawa Citizen, January 16, 2018
When Ontario banned the problematic practice of door-to-door sales of certain household items in March 2018, it left out thermostats.
And so here we are in the hallway of Paul Carbonneau’s spotless home in Kanata, looking at a new “smart” thermostat, a space-age looking unit controlled from anywhere with a cellphone.
(...)The Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services had been bombarded with complaints and enquiries about door-to-door sales tactics, in excess of 2,400 in 2016. On March 1, it outright banned the door-to-door marketing of several products, including furnaces, air conditioners, water heaters and treatment devices.https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/egan-senior-feels-burned-after-free-thermostat-leads-to-12000-liability