Devices Fail To Operate In An Emergency. Security device maker Interlogix has recalled about 67,000 personal panic devices because the devices can fail to operate and not communicate with the security system in the event of an emergency.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall on October 4, 2016. To date, there have been no reports of incidents or injuries.
The Devices Look Like Wristwatches
The panic devices were sold nationwide through professional security installers and distributors from May 2014 through January 2016. The devices, which look like wristwatches, sold for about $35 to $50. They are available in black or white.
Individuals use these panic devices to contact their security system in the event of a medical emergency, a home or weather emergency, a burglary, a car breakdown, or a similar crisis. The recall announcement advises consumers to contact their professional security system installer or monitoring company for a free inspection of the panic device and a free replacement if the device fails inspection.
Consumers may contact Interlogix at 800-394-4988 Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pacific time, by email at email@example.com, or online at www.interlogix.com (and click on Customer Service for more information).