Recalled Smoke Detectors Fail to Alert

Two separate operating units of the United Technologies Corporation of Hartford, CT have recalled a combined total of over 140,000 smoke detectors manufactured in China.

According to a press release issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), radio frequency interference (RFI) can cause the smoke detectors to fail to alert consumers of a fire. There has been no reports of incidents or injuries related to the smoke detectors, but the company has issued the product recall to prevent the risk of future incidents.

The recall involves Edwards-branded and Interlogix branded units that have been hardwired into security systems. They were sold through alarm system, security system and electrical equipment contractors, dealers and installers for use in fire alarm systems installed in commercial buildings, hotels, apartments, dormitories and homes from March 2013 through February 2014. The estimated price of individual detectors, which were typically sold as part of complete security system installation, ranges between $30 and $50.

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