Recall: Notifier Fire Alarm Control Panels
On 2008-12-30, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Notifier Fire Alarm Control Panels due to a potential emergency response hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2008 for about $0.00.
About 2,000 units are involved in this Notifier fire alarm control panel recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Fire, Smoke & CO Alarms category in 2008. Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls, involving about 800,000 product units. See other recalled Fire, Smoke & CO Alarms.
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What is the problem?
The software in the fire alarm system could fail to process an alarm condition which could result in the system failing to respond in the event of a fire.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves the Notifier brand operating system firmware control panels in fire alarms. The control panel is black or red with a silver screen. The panels control display and emergency communications. 'NOTIFIER' or 'NOTIFIER by Honeywell' is printed on the front of the fire alarm unit. This recall includes the following model numbers: Firmware version 11.2.2 for NFS2-640 and NFS-320 control panels and firmware version 3.14.1 for and NFS-640 control panels.
These items were sold new+ at Authorized distributors to commercial end-users. The products were not sold at retail, but version 11.2.2 was available for download on www.magni-fire.com, a secure Web site accessible only to Notifier customers from May 2008 through July 2008 at no charge.
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:
Distributors should immediately contact the company for replacement software. All known users of have been contacted.
For additional information, contact Notifier at (800) 289-3473 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company's Web site at www.notifier.com
Incidents & Injuries
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