January 31, 2007
Alert #07-526



Gamewell-FCI Recalls to Upgrade Software Used with Fire Alarm System Control Boards


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary replacement program for the following product.

Name of Product: Gamewell-FCI Electronic Control Boards by Honeywell

Units: About 700

Manufacturer: Gamewell-FCI, of Northford, Conn.

Hazard: Incoming and outgoing messages to and from the control board can interfere with each other, preventing it from sending a message to the command center in the event of fire.

Incidents/Injuries: Gamewell-FCI has received one report of failed communications during an electrical short that was not due to a fire. There have been no reports of property damage or injury.

Description: The software upgrade involves Gamewell-FCI model ILI-MB-E3 and ILI-S-E3 loop control boards. These boards are components of the Gamewell-FCI E3 Series fire alarm system. They provide the signaling line circuits and display information for the system.

Sold through: Authorized distributors nationwide from October 2005 through September 2006. Authorized distributors resell and install loop control boards for commercial end users in facilities such as hotels and office buildings.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Gamewell-FCI is contacting customers directly and is providing a free firmware software upgrade.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Gamewell-FCI at (800) 633-1311 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit their distributor's Web site at www.gamewell-fci.com

Picture of Recalled Electronic Control Board