System Sensor Recalls Reflected Beam Smoke Detectors Due To Failure to Alert Consumers in a Fire (Recall Alert)

When used with certain power supplies, the smoke detectors, used mostly in commercial buildings, can fail to send a signal to the fire alarm control panel that sounds the alarm.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: January 28, 2014
Recall number: 14-713
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

System Sensor reflected beam smoke detectors

Hazard:

When used with certain power supplies, the reflected beam smoke detectors can fail to send a signal to the fire alarm control panel that sounds the alarm and fail to alert occupants of a fire.

Consumer Contact:

System Sensor at (800) 736-7672 from 7:30 a.m. through 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.systemsensor.com and click on Resources, then Product Info Library/Technical Field Bulletins, then Safety Bulletins for more information and a list of acceptable power supplies.

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Recall Details

Units

About 610

Description

This recall involves System Sensor’s reflected beam smoke detectors with model number BEAM1224S and date codes 2111 through 3053. The YMMW format date codes stand for (2111) 2012-November-1st week of Nov. through (3053) 2013-May-3rd week of May. The detectors are ivory and black and measure 10 inches high by 7½ inches wide. The model number and date code are printed on a label on the back of the detector’s cover and on the product’s packaging. The reflected beam smoke detectors were used primarily in commercial buildings as part of the fire alarm system. Detectors used with acceptable power supplies, as listed on the company website, do not need to be replaced.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported

Remedy

Owners with the affected smoke detectors powered by a power supply that is not on the company’s acceptable list available online, should contact System Sensor to receive free replacement smoke detectors.  System Sensor and its distributors are contacting purchasers directly.

Sold at

Alarm system, security equipment and electrical equipment contractors and dealers for use in commercial building fire alarm systems from November 2012 through May 2013 for about $800. 

Manufacturer

System Sensor, of St. Charles, Ill.

Manufactured in

United States

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