The device is integrated into the electrical circuit of the appliance. Two leads are connected in the device by a fusible alloy, which is coated with a special flux. Under normal conditions, the current flows directly from one lead to the other through the fusible alloy. In case the ambient temperature should reach a critical point, the fusible alloy will melt and then condense into a drop around the end of each lead caused by surface tension and the special coating. As a result, the electric current is interrupted immediately.