Australia: Simplex recall smoke detectors

According to the Product Safety Section of the ACCC, Simplex Fire Products, a division of Tyco International have recalled photoelectric smoke detectors and sensors effective 04/09/2006.

Details of the product recall are listed, and the product recall is specific to photoelectric smoke detectors and sensors manufactured from July 2004 to December 2005.

Details of the product recall can be found at the Product Recalls Australia web site.

Simplex photoelectric smoke detectors and sensors

Date: 04/09/2006

Supplier Name: Tyco Group - Australia/New Zealand

Product Info: Simplex photoelectric smoke detectors and sensors manufactured from July 2004 to December 2005. Photoelectric smoke detectors - 4098-9601 and 4098-9601EA. TrueAlarm analogue photoelectric sensor 4098-9714EA. TrueAlarm analogue multi-sensor 4098-9754EA. TrueAlarm duct housing 4098-9755EA - Note that the duct housing itself is not affected, but the photoelectric sensor (4098-9714EA) contained within might be.

Defect Details: The issue resulted from circuit board cleanliness during the manufacturing process. Residual contamination from a soldering process was not fully removed during a cleaning process. This contamination can potentially lower the sensitivity of the device to detect smoke under both high heat and high humidity conditions.

Consumer action: The local Simplex branch office will be contacting its customers to set up an appointment to carry out the verification program.

Market Coverage: National

Recall Coverage: National

Source: Product Recalls Australia

For more information, contact Simplex Fire Products on 1300 552 559.