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Edwards Recalls Mechanical Heat Detectors Due to Failure to Alert to Fire

  • Recalled Edwards 280 Series Mechanical Heat Detector
Name of Product:
Edwards Mechanical Heat Detectors
Hazard:

The recalled heat detectors can fail to activate in reaction to rising temperatures, posing a risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
June 17, 2020
Units:
About 85,000
Consumer Contact

Edwards Fire Safety at 800-505-5088 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday to Friday, or online at https://edwardsfiresafety.com and click on “Mechanical Heat Detector Information” for more information, or at https://edwardsheatdetector.rsvpcomm.com.

 

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves mechanical heat detectors used indoors to detect elevated temperatures as part of professionally installed fire detection systems for residential homes and businesses. In residential settings, this product is installed in kitchens, attics and garages for property protection. The recalled heat detectors do not detect smoke or make an audible sound, but rather act as sensors that trigger fire alarms or security panels when elevated heat is detected. The heat detectors can be mounted to walls or ceilings and are labeled with “135F” and “NOT A LIFE SAFETY DEVICE.” The recalled units are the following:

Model # Description Seller
281B-PL Heat Detector, 135F, Rate of Rise and Fixed Temperature Edwards
283B-PL Heat Detector, 135F, Fixed Temperature Edwards
104-13 Heat Detector, 135F, Rate of Rise and Fixed temperature Interlogix
104-15 Heat Detector, 135F, Fixed Temperature Interlogix
1EYC2 Heat Detector, 135F, Rate of Rise and Fixed Temperature Edwards, Grainger P/N
1EYC4 Heat Detector, 135F, Fixed Temperature Edwards, Grainger P/N
281B-20pkg-OEM-UTCO1 Heat Detector, 135F, Rate of Rise and Fixed Temperature Honeywell Security
281B-20pkg-OEM-UTC20 Heat Detector, 135F, Rate of Rise and Fixed Temperature Interlogix
281B-OEM-UTC01 Heat Detector, 135F, Rate of Rise and Fixed Temperature Honeywell Security
283B-20pkg-OEM-UTC01 Heat Detector, 135F, Fixed Temperature Honeywell Security
73340U Heat Detector, 135F, Fixed Temperature and Rate of Rise Mirtone
73342U Heat Detector, 135F, Fixed Temperature Mirtone
AI281B Heat Detector, 135F, Fixed Temperature and Rate of Rise Edwards
AI283B Heat Detector, 135F, Fixed Temperature Edwards
281A Heat Detector, 135F, Fixed Temperature and Rate of Rise Edwards
Remedy:

Consumers who use the product in life-safety applications permitted by code (for example, in elevator shafts, or in lieu of smoke detectors, manual pull stations, or sprinklers in particular settings), or in residential attics or residential garages, should immediately contact a fire or security alarm professional for free replacement and installation of the heat detector.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

Sold At

Edwards’ distributors, electrical wholesalers, contractors, and fire safety professionals nationwide from January 1979 through May 2018 for between $6 to $7 per unit. 

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

Edwards Fire Safety, of Bradenton, Florida

Recall number:
20-140
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