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Posted on: June 23, 2020

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6-23-2020 For Immediate Release:

 Edwards Recalls Mechanical Heat Detectors Due to Failure to Alert to Fire

Name of product:

Edwards Mechanical Heat Detectors

Hazard:

The recalled heat detectors can fail to activate in reaction to rising temperatures, posing a risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire.

Remedy:

Replace

Recall date:

June 17, 2020

Units:

About 85,000

Consumer Contact:

Edwards Fire Safety at 800-505-5088 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday to Friday, or online at

https://edwardsfiresafety.com and click on “Mechanical Heat Detector Information” for more information, or at https://edwardsheatdetector.rsvpcomm.com

Remedy:

Consumers who use the product in life-safety applications permitted by code (for example, in elevator shafts, or in lieu of smoke detectors, manual pull stations, or sprinklers in particular settings), or in residential attics or residential garages, should immediately contact a fire or security alarm professional for free replacement and installation of the heat detector.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

Sold At:

Edwards’ distributors, electrical wholesalers, contractors, and fire safety professionals nationwide from January 1979 through May 2018 for between $6 to $7 per unit.

Importer(s):

Edwards Fire Safety, of Bradenton, Florida

Manufactured In:

China

Recall number: 20-140

 Recall Details

 Description:

This recall involves mechanical heat detectors used indoors to detect elevated temperatures as part of professionally installed fire detection systems for residential homes and businesses. In residential settings, this product is installed in kitchens, attics and garages for property protection. The recalled heat detectors do not detect smoke or make an audible sound, but rather act as sensors that trigger fire alarms or security panels when elevated heat is detected. The heat detectors can be mounted to walls or ceilings and are labeled with “135F” and “NOT A LIFE SAFETY DEVICE.” The recalled units are the following:

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Find this recall:

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2020/edwards-recalls-mechanical-heat-detectors-due-to-failure-to-alert-to-fire#

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