May 19, 2006
The following product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC.
Name of Product: Tyco Fire & Security Fire Detection Systems
Units: About 21,000 Fire Detection Systems
Importer: Tyco Fire & Security, of Boca Raton, Fla.
Manufacturer: Solectron (Suzhou) Technology Co. Ltd., of Suzhou, China
Distributors: SimplexGrinnell LP, of Boca Raton, Fla.; ADT Security Services Inc., of Boca Raton, Fla.; and Ansul Inc., of Marinette, Wis.
Hazard: Sensors in these fire detection systems could experience reduced sensitivity to smoke in conditions of high humidity and high temperature. If this occurs, these sensors could delay detecting the presence of smoke in the event of a fire.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description and Models: The smoke sensors in these fire detection systems were installed beginning August 2004 in certain SimplexGrinnell, ADT and Ansul fire detection systems in commercial buildings throughout the U.S. The sensor model numbers listed below are included. Building owners and managers with these sensors will be contacted.
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Commercial building owners and managers with these sensors will be contacted directly by one of the distributors to verify that the system is included in the recall and to arrange for a free software upgrade.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Tyco Fire & Security toll-free at (866) 376-8207 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.tycofireandsecurity.com/Internet/firedetection.jsp
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