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ADT Recalls Carbon Monoxide Detectors Due to Failure to Properly Indicate End of Useful Life

Name of Product:
CO 1224T Carbon Monoxide (CO) detectors
When the CO detectors reach the end of their useful life, they should send a signal to make a sound in the home alarm panel alerting consumers it is time to replace them and a signal to ADT's alarm monitoring center. Some of the detectors were not wired properly to the ADT alarm system, resulting in the sound not going off in the home alarm panel and no signal to the ADT alarm monitoring center at the end of its useful life. Not replacing a CO detector at the end its useful life poses a CO poisoning hazard to consumers.
Recall Date:
October 20, 2011
About 20,000
Consumer Contact

For additional information, contact ADT toll-free at (800) 238-2727 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company's website at

Recall Details


This recall involves hard-wired carbon monoxide detectors with model CO 1224T installed by ADT. The model number is behind the front cover.


Consumers should contact ADT immediately for a free inspection of the recalled detectors and, if necessary, a free repair. Consumers should not attempt to disable the recalled detectors. ADT has contacted all customers.


None reported.

Sold At:
Installed by ADT between October 2008 and December 2010 as part of home security systems.
ADT Security Services Inc. of Boca Raton, Fla.
Manufactured In:
China and Mexico
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