September 6, 2007
Apex Security Systems with XICOR Memory Chip Recalled by Honeywell International; Could Fail to Warn of Fire, Intrusion
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC.
Name of Product: Apex-Brand Destiny 6100 and 6100AN Security System Control Panels
Units: About 1,000
Distributor: Honeywell International Inc., of Syosset, N.Y.
Manufacturer of Control Panel: Ademco de Juarez SRL, of Mexico
Manufacturer of Memory Chip: XICOR, of Milpitas, Calif.
Hazard: The memory chip in the control panel could lose programmed values in the event of a power outage exceeding four hours. If this occurs, the panel could fail to communicate with a central monitoring station and not sound an audible notification in the event of a fire or home intrusion.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports that the product failed to work during installation. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
Description and Models: The recall involves Apex-Brand Destiny 6100 and 6100AN home security system control panels with XICOR-brand memory chips. Only units with a date code between K015 and K057 are subject to the recall. The date code appears on the product packaging. The date code includes a letter to designate the year (K=2007) followed by three numbers that indicate the day. For example, a product manufactured on the 5th day of January 2007 would have the date code "K005."
Sold at: Security distributors nationwide from January 2007 through March 2007 for between $280 and $325. Distributors sell the control panels to alarm dealers who directly install them.
Manufactured in: Mexico
Remedy: Honeywell International is contacting customers directly and is providing a replacement control panel.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Honeywell International at (800) 573-0154 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go to the firm’s Web site at www.security.honeywell.com
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