May 19, 2006
The following product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC.
Name of Product: Tyco Fire & Security Smoke Detectors
Units: About 128,000 smoke detectors
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: The smoke detectors could experience reduced sensitivity to smoke in conditions of high humidity and high temperature. If this occurs, these detectors could delay detecting the presence of smoke in the event of a fire.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: These are smoke detectors installed in commercial buildings throughout the U.S. after August 1, 2004. The model numbers listed below are included. Building owners and managers with these smoke detectors will be contacted.
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Commercial building owners and managers with recalled smoke detectors will be contacted by one of the distributors to verify that the detectors in their fire detection system are included in the recall and, if so, to arrange for a free replacement.
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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