ESL/Interlogix Smoke Detectors Recalled
ESL and Interlogix brand smoke detectors sold from March 2013 to February 2014 have been recalled.
About the Recalled Smoke Detectors
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Edwards (ESL) and Interlogix brand smoke alarms have been recalled due to radio frequency interference which can cause the smoke detectors to fail to alert consumers of a fire.
A total of 154,000 units were sold—141,000 in the United States and 13,000 in Canada. CPSC recommends consumers contact their security or fire system provider immediately to determine if their smoke detectors are included in the recall.
Consumers should not take the alarms out of use until the replacement alarm has been installed. Only professional installers should remove and replace units.
Description of Smoke Detectors
- ESL and Interlogix white, round smoke detectors are 2 or 4-wired measuring 6 inches across and 2 inches high.
- The recall involves thirty-three 400 and 500 series smoke detectors with the following model numbers: 429AT, 429C, 429CAD, 429CRT, 429CST, 429CT, 429CTAD, 449AT, 449C, 449CRT, 449CSRH, 449CSRT, 449CST, 449CSTE, 449CT, 449CTE, 511C, 518C, 521B, 521BXT, 521B-10PKDMP, 521B-10PKG, 521BXT-10PKG, 521BXT-DMP-10PKG, 528B, 528CRXT, 541C, 541C-10PKG, 541CXT, 541CXT-10PK and 548C.
- Date codes and model numbers are printed on a label on the back of the smoke detectors’ cover and on the products’ packaging.
- The date codes are 13084 through 14059, with the first two digits representing the year and the last three representing the day of the year.
- The smoke alarms were hard-wired into a security system for use in commercial buildings, hotels/motels, apartments, dormitories and homes.
- The recalled products were manufactured by Fyrnetics Limited and sold for $30-$50 at various alarm system, security equipment and electrical equipment contractors, dealers and installers.