Recall: Siemens SBGA-34 Audible Fire Alarm Base
On 2014-09-18, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Siemens SBGA-34 Audible Fire Alarm Base due to a potential failure to sound alarm hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2013 for about $120.
About 9,000 units are involved in this Siemens fire alarm base recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 4th recall of products in the Fire, Smoke & CO Alarms category in 2014.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 7 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 516-9964
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What is the problem?
The fire alarm base can fail to sound an alarm, posing a risk of personal injury and property damage.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves the SBGA-34 audible base that is affixed to ceiling-mounted smoke detectors in order to sound an alarm when the fire alarm system is activated. The audible base has part number S54370-F13 and date codes 0113 through 2314 in a WWYY format printed on a white label on the back of the unit part affixed to the wall. "MODEL SBGA-34" is printed on a blue label also affixed to the back of the device. The base is off-white and measures about 6 inches in diameter. The audible base is used with the following fire detectors: o Cerberus PRO models (HI921, OOHC941, OOH941, OH921, OP921) o Desigo Fire Safety models (FDOOTC441, FDOOT441, FDO421, FDOT421, FDT421) o H-Series (HFP-11, HFPT-11, HFPO-11) o Faraday 87XX-Series, models (8713, 8712, 8710) The audible base and fire detectors are used with the following alarm systems: o Siemens model FireFinder XLS via DLC 6312 Device Loop Card o Siemens model FS -250 o Desigo model FC2005, (50-point panel) o Desigo model FC2025, (252-point system) o Desigo model FC2050, (504-point system) o Cerberus PRO FC901, (50-point panel o Cerberus PRO FC922, (252-point system) o Cerberus PRO FC924, (504-point system) o Faraday models MPC-600 & MPC-7000
These items were sold new+ at Siemens sales offices, authorized distributors and installers nationwide from February 2013 through June 2014 for about $120.
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:
Consumers should immediately contact Siemens to schedule a free inspection and replacement of the recalled audible base.
Siemens at (800) 516-9964 from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.usa.siemens.com/buildingtechnologies and click on "Product Safety Recall" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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