Tyco recalls fire alarm panels

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) — U.S. product safety regulators said Tyco Safety Products is recalling 540 fire alarm control panels that have reportedly failed to function on two occasions.

Tyco Safety Products Westminster of Westminster, Mass., has received two reports of control panels, distributed by SimplexGrinnell, that have failed to alert monitoring centers when they should have, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

The fire alarm control panels were sold from May 2010 through September 2010 for between $10,000 and $20,000.

The control panel involved in the recall is the Simplex 4100U-NXP model. The words “Simplex” and “Fire Control” appear on the front panel.

Building managers were advised to contact SimplexGrinnell for a free software upgrade for the control panels.

Building managers can call 866-565-6322 for information.

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