Recall: Fire Alarm Control Panel
On 2010-10-05, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Fire Alarm Control Panel due to a potential failure to warn of fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2008 for about $875 to $2285.
About 500 units are involved in this Fire-Lite Alarms fire alarm control panel recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Building Security & Fire Systems category in 2010.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 400,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 627-3473
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What is the problem?
The recalled fire alarm control panels used with an SLC-2LS expander module can fail to sound an alarm in the event of a fire.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves the Fire-Lite model MS-9600LS Series control panel that uses the SLC-2LS Expander Module. The following control panel model numbers included in this recall are: MS-9600LS, MS-9600LSC, MS-9600LSE, MS-9600UDLS, MS-9600UDLSE, UNIMODE9600LS and UNIMODE9600UDLS. The control panel is the main portion of the fire alarm system. The software in the expander module tells the system to sound an alarm and flash warning lights. The words "Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell" and the model number are located on the front of the fire alarm control panel.
These items were sold new+ at Authorized wholesalers and distributors nationwide from October 2008 through March 2010 for between about $875 for the expander module and $2,285 for the control panel. These distributors resold and/or installed the control panels and modules for use in commercial facilities such as office buildings.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Building managers should contact Fire-Lite Alarms for a free software upgrade. Fire-Lite Alarms is contacting its customers directly.
For additional information, contact the Fire-Lite Alarms' technical service department at (800)627-3473 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.firelite.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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