Recall: Tyco Fire & Security Recall to Upgrade Software of Fire Detection Systems

May 19, 2006
Alert #06-551

Tyco Fire & Security Announces Recall to Upgrade Software of Fire Detection Systems

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

Name of Product: Tyco Fire & Security Fire Detection Systems

Units: About 21,000 Fire Detection Systems

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: Sensors in these fire detection systems could experience reduced sensitivity to smoke in conditions of high humidity and high temperature. If this occurs, these sensors could delay detecting the presence of smoke in the event of a fire.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description and Models: The smoke sensors in these fire detection systems were installed beginning August 2004 in certain SimplexGrinnell, ADT and Ansul fire detection systems in commercial buildings throughout the U.S. The sensor model numbers listed below are included. Building owners and managers with these sensors will be contacted.

4098-9714 4098-9755 4098-9757CA
4098-9714C 4098-9755C 430631
4098-9714EA 4098-9755EA 430634
4098-9754 4098-9756 430654
4098-9754C 4098-9756C 430719
4098-9754EA 4098-9757 431190

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Commercial building owners and managers with these sensors will be contacted directly by one of the distributors to verify that the system is included in the recall and to arrange for a free software upgrade.

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