Sure Signal Products has recalled more than 375,000 heat-activated fire alarms because a defective sensor can cause the alarm to fail to alert consumers of a fire.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall on its web site. The agency says there have been no reports of injuries.
This recall involves Sure Signal Products heat-activated fire alarms sold under the following brand names and models: DeTech FST2004H, MasterGuard QR50, Responsive TR70-R and Thermalink QR50. They alarms are white, round and measure about 7 inches in diameter. The alarms have a round fuse at the center. The fuse is white or chrome and about 1.5 inches in diameter, and has a temperature rating of 117°F or 136°F. The alarms were manufactured in the United States from January 1, 2004 through July 1, 2015. Date codes are listed in a YYDDD format and range from 04001 through 15182. The alarm’s model is printed on a label on the back of the alarm. SSP, the temperature rating and the date code can be found on the back of the fuse. Images of the recalled devices can be seen on the CPSC web site.
The alarms were sold by fire alarm dealers nationwide from January 2004 through September 2015 for between $300 and $375.
Consumers should immediately contact Sure Signal Products for free replacement fuses. A video with instructions on how to replace the fuse is available on their site.
For questions about the recall, call Sure Signal Products toll-free at 855-202-3083 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday and click on CPSC Heat Sensor Recall in the upper right of the page for more information.
The CPSC asks consumers to report any injuries or incidents involving this product.