Recall: GE Telaire Airestat and Carrier Single Beam Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Temperature Sensors
On 2010-02-18, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding GE Telaire Airestat and Carrier Single Beam Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Temperature Sensors due to a potential fire & burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in November 2000 for about $150 to $200.
About 9,000 units are involved in this Trane carbon dioxide sensor recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Fire, Smoke & CO Alarms category in 2010.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 800,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (877) 243-5086
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What is the problem?
The CO2 and temperature sensors can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves GE Telaire Airestat CO2 and temperature sensors with model numbers T8010, T8010-C, T8011, T8011-C, T5010, T5010-C, T5011 and T5011-C and Carrier Single Beam CO2 and temperature sensors with model numbers 33ZCT55CO2 and 33ZCT56CO2. The sensors are sold for commercial use and are wall-mounted. The sensors have a Telaire, Carrier, or no logo in front of the unit. The model number is not found on the sensor. Determining if a sensor is included in this recall requires inspection of the internal components of the unit.
These items were sold new+ at Carrier, Automated Components Incorporated (ACI), Devices Inc., Direct Digital Controls, Trane, Alps Control Inc., ATS Control Management Inc. and KMC Controls between November 2000 and March 2005 for between $150 and $200. The recalled sensor was distributed for use in commercial buildings.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Building owners should immediately contact GE Infrastructure Sensing for instructions on how to determine if a sensor is included in this recall and if it can be used while awaiting a replacement sensor. Only authorized maintenance personnel should follow these instructions. Building owners with recalled sensors will receive a free replacement sensor.
For additional information, contact GE Infrastructure Sensing toll-free at (877) 243-5086 between 8 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET or visit the company's website at www.gesensing.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
GE has received three reports in which a cracked capacitor caused the product to overheat and smoke. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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