|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 18, 2010
Release # 10-141
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 243-5086
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
GE Infrastructure Sensing Recalls Commercial CO2 and Temperature Sensors Due to Fire Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: GE Telaire Airestat and Carrier Single Beam Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Temperature Sensors
Units: About 9,400 units
Distributor: GE Infrastructure Sensing Inc., of Billerica, Mass.
Hazard: The CO2 and temperature sensors can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: GE has received three reports in which a cracked capacitor caused the product to overheat and smoke. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves GE Telaire Airestat CO2 and temperature sensors with model numbers T8010, T8010-C, T8011, T8011-C, T5010, T5010-C, T5011 and T5011-C and Carrier Single Beam CO2 and temperature sensors with model numbers 33ZCT55CO2 and 33ZCT56CO2. The sensors are sold for commercial use and are wall-mounted. The sensors have a Telaire, Carrier, or no logo in front of the unit. The model number is not found on the sensor. Determining if a sensor is included in this recall requires inspection of the internal components of the unit.
Distributed by: Carrier, Automated Components Incorporated (ACI), Devices Inc., Direct Digital Controls, Trane, Alps Control Inc., ATS Control Management Inc. and KMC Controls between November 2000 and March 2005 for between $150 and $200. The recalled sensor was distributed for use in commercial buildings.
Manufactured in: USA
Remedy: Building owners should immediately contact GE Infrastructure Sensing for instructions on how to determine if a sensor is included in this recall and if it can be used while awaiting a replacement sensor. Only authorized maintenance personnel should follow these instructions. Building owners with recalled sensors will receive a free replacement sensor.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact GE Infrastructure Sensing toll-free at (877) 243-5086 between 8 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET or visit the company’s website at www.gesensing.com
Externally all ten models look like the one above. The sensors have a Telaire, Carrier, or no logo in front of the unit.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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