Agency issues product recall for smoke detector

SSN Staff  - 
Thursday, December 30, 2004

December 30, 2004

BETHESDA, Md. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a product safety recall this month of smoke detector systems manufactured by Austin, Texas-based GE Security due to compatibility issues with certain security panels.
GE Security, working in tandem with the CPSC, said the company’s hard-wired S10A ESL smoke detectors can fail to activate during a fire or emergency when installed in combination with particular control panels.
ITI Security Panels were cited as not being compatible with GE’s systems by the recall, specifically the company’s product brands Advent, Concord and Concord Express. There are approximately 246,000 GE Security S10A ESL smoke detector units on the market, according to the CPSC.
The smoke detectors were incorrectly listed as compatible with the ITI products in June 2002, by Underwriters Laboratory and GE Security. Prior to that date, the devices were listed as incompatible.