Recall: Radion wireless smoke alarms
On 2015-09-09, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Radion wireless smoke alarms due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in November 2013 for about $125.
About 1,000 units are involved in this Bosch Security Systems smoke alarm recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This is the 2nd recall of products in the Fire, Smoke & CO Alarms category in 2015.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 7 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The alarms can fail to alert consumers to a fire, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Bosch's Radion wireless round smoke alarms installed as part of Bosch security systems. Bosch security alarm systems use a control keypad labeled "Bosch" on the front surface. The alarms are made of white plastic and measure 5.6 inches across and 2.4 inches high. The alarms have a Bosch label on the back with "RFSM-A," a bar code with "F01U263962" and a 17-digit serial number starting with 0922320XXX. The XXX in the 8th through 10th positions of the serial number designates the date code. Only alarms with date codes 001 through 458 are included in the recall.
These items were sold new+ at Security system dealers nationwide from November 2013 through October 2014 for about $125.
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:
Consumers should immediately contact their dealer/installer for a free replacement alarm. Bosch has contacted dealers and installers directly.
Bosch Security Systems at 800-289-0096 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET or at www.boschsecurity.us and click on Service and Support, then Customer Service and Presales, then Related Links and go to Technical Bulletins and Safety Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Bosch has received two reports that alarms failed to sound during installation testing.
+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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