Digital Security Controls Recalls Smoke Detectors that Could Fail to Warn of a Fire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued March 22, 2007, Revised May 14, 2009
Release #07-136

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 888-7838
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Note: Phone number change.

 

Digital Security Controls Recalls Smoke Detectors that Could Fail to Warn of a Fire

 

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 consumer product.

Name of product: Digital Security Controls FSA and FSB Series Smoke Detectors

Units: About 32,000

Distributor: Digital Security Controls, of Toronto, Canada

Hazard: These smoke detectors could fail to reliably detect smoke during a fire.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves Digital Security Controls FSA and FSB series photo-electric smoke detectors. They are wired directly into the building circuitry, and do not use a battery. The dome shaped units have a metal mesh covering around the smoke sensor.

Sold by: Commercial and residential installers nationwide from October 2006 through December 2006 for between $60 and $70 per unit.

Manufactured in: Canada

Remedy: Customers should immediately contact their installer to receive a free inspection to determine if their units are included in the recall. If so, they will receive free replacement smoke detectors with installation. Customers also can contact Digital Security Controls for additional information on how to receive free replacement smoke detectors. Only professional installers should remove and replace these units.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Digital Security Controls toll-free at (888) 888-7838 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at at www.dsc.com

 

Picture of Recalled Smoke Detector