Tyco Fire Protection has recalled the Simplex Grinnell 4100ES Fire Alarm Control Panel. A defective chip in the panel can cause premature battery failure, preventing activation of the device during alarm conditions, which poses a risk of injury and/or property damage in the event of a fire.
No incidences have been reported yet, but Simplex Grinnell is inspecting and replacing all circuit boards with the defective chip. SG and Tyco are already contacting purchasers directly.
This recall involves 750 of the Simplex 4100ES Fire Control Panel, which is an addressable fire alarm control panel that can support up to 2,500 addressable points, fire alarm and emergency voice communications and peer-to-peer networking operations. The metal cabinets containing the panel are red or white and measure about 22 inches to 56 inches in height, 24 inches in width and 7 inches in depth. The panels have Simplex 4100ES printed on the front of the panel. The control panels were purchased from SimplexGrinnell from March to June 2014 for about $4,000.
SimplexGrinnell, of Boca Raton, Fla.
Tyco at (800) 746-7539 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.tycosimplexgrinnell.com and click on the Recall Alert button.
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