Interlogix is recalling 67,000 personal panic devices because they may fail to operate in case of an emergency. According to a recall alert posted on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website, “The wireless personal panic devices can fail to operate, which could result in the device not communicating with the security system if activated in the event of an emergency.” The devices were manufactured in Mexico and sold by professional security installers and distributors across the country from May 2014 to January 2016. The personal panic devices were priced from about $35 to $60.
The wireless personal panic devices are supposed to be connected to a security system so that the wearer has a quick way to call for help in case of an emergency. This is the type of device that may be purchased for an elderly family member, for example. The recall is being issued because the panic devices may fail to communicate properly with the security system.
The recalled devices are worn as wristbands. They were available in black, model number TX-4200-01-2 and white with model number TX-4200-01-1.
Needless to say, the failure of a security device during the case of an emergency can be detrimental. Fortunately, no injuries have been connected to the recall thus far. Consumers who are affected by the recall are advised to stop using the devices and contact their monitoring company or professional security installer for a free inspection.