Recall: Fire Alarm Control Panel Recalled By Gamewell FCI Due to Alert Failure

April 9, 2008
Alert #08-556

Fire Alarm Control Panel Recalled By Gamewell FCI Due to Alert Failure

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC.

Name of Product: Gamewell-FCI 7100 Series Fire Alarm Control Panel

Units: About 3,000

Manufacturer: Gamewell-FCI, of Northford, Conn.

Hazard: The sounder on the panel’s main circuit board can fail to alert when there is a malfunction.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries or incidents have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Gamewell-FCI 7100 Series fire alarm control panels. The panels provide control, display and annunciation information. The series includes the following model numbers:

Model No. Description
1100-1312 BK-7100-2D Basic Systems Kit, With DACT, 2 SLC
1100-1314 BK-7100-2D-240V Bas. Sys. Kit, w/DACT, 2 SLC, 240 VAC
1100-1352 7100 Series Basic Systems Module, With DACT, 1 SLC
1100-1237 7100-1 Addressable FACP w/DACT, 1 SLC with cabinet
1100-1311 BK-7100-2 Basic Systems Kit, 2 SLC
1100-1313 BK-7100-2-240V Basic Systems Kit, 2 SLC, 240 VAC
1100-1351 7100 Series Basic Systems Module, 1 SLC
1100-1238 7100-1 Addressable System, 1 SLC with cabinet

Sold by: Authorized distributors to commercial end users in facilities such as hotels and office buildings nationwide from May 2007 through November 2007 for between $900 and $1,800.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Gamewell-FCI is contacting customers directly and is providing a free repair kit. In the event of sounder failure during an alarm, the various other audible and visual indicators will notify occupants of an alarm condition.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Gamewell-FCI at (800) 274-4324 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s Web site at

Picture of Recalled Fire Alarm Control Panel