Recall: Tyco Fire & Security Recalls Smoke Detectors for Replacement

May 19, 2006
Alert #06-550

Tyco Fire & Security Recalls Smoke Detectors for Replacement

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

Name of Product: Tyco Fire & Security Smoke Detectors

Units: About 128,000 smoke detectors

Importer: Tyco Fire & Security, of Boca Raton, Fla.

Manufacturer: Solectron (Suzhou) Technology Co. Ltd., of Suzhou, China

Distributors: SimplexGrinnell LP, of Boca Raton, Fla.; ADT Security Services Inc., of Boca Raton, Fla.; and Ansul Inc., of Marinette, Wis.

Hazard: The smoke detectors could experience reduced sensitivity to smoke in conditions of high humidity and high temperature. If this occurs, these detectors could delay detecting the presence of smoke in the event of a fire.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: These are smoke detectors installed in commercial buildings throughout the U.S. after August 1, 2004. The model numbers listed below are included. Building owners and managers with these smoke detectors will be contacted.

4098-9601 4098-9685 4098-9688C
4098-9601C 4098-9685C 430696
4098-9601EA 4098-9686 T360-9002
4098-9602 4098-9686C 430559
4098-9602C 4098-9687 430695
4098-9605 4098-9688 ADT-3201
T360-9935 430562 ADT-3202
T360-9936 430560 ADT-3204
T360-9001 T360-9003 ADT-3205

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Commercial building owners and managers with recalled smoke detectors will be contacted by one of the distributors to verify that the detectors in their fire detection system are included in the recall and, if so, to arrange for a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Tyco Fire & Security toll-free at (866) 376-8207 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at

Picture of Recalled Smoke Detector