Systems Sensor Recalls Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors Due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard

System Sensor recalled its i4 Series combination carbon monoxide (CO)/smoke detectors on February 11, 2015. The detectors can fail to detect carbon monoxide gas in the home, posing a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

The recall involves models COSMO-2W and COSMO-4W that were manufactured between 9/3/14 and 9/13/14. About 1450 detectors are effected.

The detectors are round, white, and measure about 5.5 inches in diameter. Recalled units have the date codes 4091 and 4092 printed on the lower left-hand corner of the label affixed to the back of the product and on the packaging.

The effected units should be replaced and consumers should immediately contact System Sensor in St. Charles, Illinois to obtain a free replacement combination CO/smoke detector. Consumers should keep using the recalled detectors until replacement detectors are installed.

For more information see the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – Recall Bulletin

Kidde Fire Safety Recalls Certain Fire Extinguishers

On November 20, 2014, Kidde Fire Safety recalled certain fire extinguishers that “may fail to discharge as designed when the lever is pressed multiple times”. The affected fire extinguishers are disposable types that were manufactured from July 23, 2013 until October 15, 2014. They all have black Zytel nylon valves. The model numbers affected are Kidde #466142 – Model #FA110; Kidde #21005726 – Model #XL-5MR, and Kidde #21006204 – Model #FX340SC.

If you have one of these fire extinguishers, bring it to an Illinois Fire & Safety location or to another Kidde Fire Safety distributor for exchange.

The U.S. Coast Guard Issues Safety Alert Regarding Counterfeit Fire Extinguishers

On March 21, 2013, the U.S. Coast Guard issued a safety alert concerning counterfeit fire extinguishers. It seems that someone is trying to pass off fake fire extinguishers as those being manufactured by Buckeye Fire Equipment Company and by the Amerex Corporation. The Coast Guard has provided details of the situation and instructions on how to determine if a fire extinguisher is not genuine. To read more, click on the link… US Coast Guard Safety Alert Counterfeit Extinguishers

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) recalls Lite Cylinder Company cylinders.

On May 24, 2013 The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) mandated a recall of cylinders manufactured by Lite Cylinder Company. These cylinders may leak flammable gas or suddenly rupture. The PHMSA has been notified by The Lite Cylinder Company it is no longer in business and the company’s facility is now closed and unable to receive cylinders returned per the Recall Order.

Accordingly, the PHMSA is providing the attached flyer for additional information. They are also posting updates on PHMSA’s Lite Cylinder Information page and on Twitter.

Finally, the cylinders are no longer able to be requalified. The PHMSA is seeking information, including serial numbers, for cylinders that are condemned and disposed of in accordance with 49 CFR 180.205.

The PHMSA is developing a web page to aid in reporting but in the interim, reports can be made to PHMSA’s Info Center at (800) 467-4922.

If you have any questions, contact PHMSA Hazardous Materials Information Center on 1-800-467-4922.

UL warns of counterfeit UL Mark on single-jacketed fire hose (Release 12PN-36)

Northbrook, IL — August 31, 2012 — UL is notifying distributors, fire departments, regulatory agencies and Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) that the Aquaplus Single-Jacketed Fire Hose identified below, bears a counterfeit UL Mark for the United States. This fire hose has not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if it complies with UL safety requirements.

Name of Product: Aquaplus Fire Hose Model APH-65-ORU.

Identification: On the product: The fire hose can be identified by the following markings:

EX15106 Aquaplus Fire Hose Model APH-65-ORU Service Tested 175 PSI 65 MM X 30 MM 12/08″.

Photographs of the product with counterfeit UL Mark:

RECALL: August 9, 2011 The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: LHQM LED Exit Signs with Emergency Lights

Units: About 450

Manufacturer: Best Lighting Products, of Pataskala, Ohio

Distributor: Lithonia Lighting, a division of Acuity Brands Lighting Inc. of Conyers, Ga.

Hazard: The fixtures can malfunction and fail to illuminate in the event of a power failure. This could result in a failure to provide adequate lighting to guide building occupants to an exit in the event of an emergency.

Incidents/Injuries: There were ten reports of signs malfunctioning during testing after installation. No injuries were reported.

Description: The recalled exit signs have emergency lights fixed at either end with “EXIT” in red or green in the center. The fixtures are installed in commercial buildings, such as hotels and office buildings. Affected model numbers can be found on a label affixed inside the fixture housing and on the outside of the packaging, and include: LHQM LED G M6, LHQM LED R M6 and LHQM LED R HO M6. Affected models have the following date codes on the inside fixture housing: 1003S10, 1004S10 or 1005S10. Dates on the packaging carton include any calendar dates in March, April or May 2010.

Sold to: Authorized distributors nationwide from January 2011 through May 2011 for $100 to $200.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should contact Lithonia Lighting for a free replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lithonia Lighting toll-free at (800) 334-8694 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit their website at http://www.lithonia.com/Best-LHQM.html

 

LHQM LED Fixture

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Product label with Date Code on the upper right

RECALL: U.S. Kidde Smoke Alarms Voluntarily Recalled Kidde’s model PI2000 Dual Sensor Alarms with date codes between August 1, 2008 and May 4, 2009 have been voluntarily recalled. These particular alarms can be identified by the “HUSH” and “PUSH AND HOLD TO TEST WEEKLY” buttons, located on the front of the alarms. These alarms have been identified as having potential electrostatic discharge during installation, which can cause damage to the alarm’s functionality. Battery operated alarms are not affected by the recall. For more information, visit Kidde’s website at www.kidde.com or the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website at www.cpsc.gov.
June 9 , 2009

RECALL: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Release #09-151 March 12, 2009 The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Co., announced a voluntary recall of the Kidde XL Fire Extinguishers manufactured between October 2007 and April 2008 with model numbers FX340SC, FX340H, FX340GW, XL5MR, FX210R, FX340SC-2, FX210W, XL2.5TCZ-4, and E-340-3.These extinguisher could lose pressure and fail to operate. < Click to View Bulletin with Complete Information (This large file takes about 30 seconds to load.)
March 12, 2009

Safety Notice – Applies to the following fire extinguishers: ANSUL SENTRY Pressurized Water, ANSUL K-GUARD Wet Chemical, FLAG FIRE® KITCHEN ONE® Wet Chemical and FLAG FIRE® Pressurized Water Fire Extinguishers
According to PYRO-CHEM® and FLAG FIRE®, the pick-up tubes for FLAG FIRE® KITCHEN ONE® Wet Chemical and FLAG FIRE® Water Fire Extinguishers may crack when one of these extinguishers is unintentionally dropped from about two or three feet onto its side. Extinguishers shipped between May 2003 and September 2005 should have their pick-up tubes replaced during routine maintenance.
January 22nd, 2007

RECALL: Kidde Residential and Commercial Service Bulletin #007
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RECALL: Kidde Safety, Residential & Commercial Division Service Bulletin # 006
We have been informed by the Kidde Safety, Residential & Commercial Division that the threads on the plastic valve body used in a limited number of units within models FA460, XL10TCZ, and XL10RM may deteriorate. Their efforts thus far suggest that some valve bodies on the above models produced during the spring and summer of 1995 may have exhibited this thread deterioration. We ask that if you have an extinguisher of the above model to bring it to a licensed fire extinguisher service organization for inspection of the valve body threads for deterioration.
September 27th, 2000

CPSC, BRK Announce Recall of First Alert Fire Extinguishers
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), BRK Brands Inc., of Aurora, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 600,000 First Alert® household fire extinguishers. The extinguishers can fail to discharge when the trigger is activated failing to put out a fire, which puts consumers at risk of fire-related injuries.
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March 16th, 1998
Ansul, Inc.

Discontinuation of R-101 dry chemical restaurant fire suppression systems
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NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 27, 2000
Release # 00-188

BRK Recall Hotline: (866) 669-2736

CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: Yolanda Fultz-Morris
(301) 504-7066

 

CPSC, BRK Announce Recall of First Alert Fire Extinguishers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), BRK Brands Inc., of Aurora, IL., is voluntarily recalling about 600,000 First Alert® household fire extinguishers. The extinguishers can fail to discharge when the trigger is activated failing to put out a fire, which puts consumers at risk of fire-related injuries.

CPSC and BRK have received five reports from consumers of the fire extinguishers failing to discharge when activated. No injuries have been reported.

Only First Alert model FE1A10G with serial numbers beginning with: RH, RK, RL, RP, RT, RU, or RW are included in this recall. The serial number is located on the extinguisher’s label, above the model number in a rectangular box. “First Alert” is written on the units’ label and pressure gauge. The fire extinguishers are either red or white. Home centers, mass merchandisers, and hardware stores nationwide sold the fire extinguishers from September 1999 through September 2000 for between $9 and $15.

Consumers with recalled fire extinguishers should immediately contact First Alert at (866) 669-2736 anytime or visit the First Alert website to receive a coupon for a new extinguisher.

First Alert fire extinguishers with a “100% Quality Tested” sticker attached to the fire extinguisher label are not included in the recall, regardless of the serial number.

 

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC’s teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC’s website. To join a CPSC email subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/Newsroom/Subscribe. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

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To: All Ansul Restaurant Systems Distributors
From: Gary A. Nadolny, Director of Marketing
Subject:

Discontinuation of R-101 Dry Chemical Restaurant Fire Suppression Systems

Over the past ten years, improvements and modifications have been made in cooking equipment, cooking media and methodology. Many of these changes have made the hazard even more difficult to extinguish should a fire occur. For these reasons, liquid agent systems came to the forefront and the UL300 specification was born, developed and is now the standard of the land. We at Ansul agree that liquid agent systems offer the best protection over commercial cooking hazards. Therefore, we began our formal withdrawal from the dry chemical systems business by discontinuing the sale of new dry chemical systems effective February 1995.

It is now appropriate for us to take the next step by discontinuing the service parts used in R-101 dry chemical systems.

Effective January 1, 1999 Ansul will no longer sell service parts or support the sale or servicing of R-1001 Dry Chemical Restaurant Fire Suppression Systems.

Ansul and the rest of the Fire Protection Industry have developed faster and more effective means of extinguishing the difficult and dangerous fires associated with commercial cooking equipment. Extensive testing was done in an ongoing effort to improve our coverages and increase the overall protection capabilities of restaurant systems. Ansul recently introduced the Piranha Restaurant System featuring a new agent-plus-water technology and continues to provide enhancements to the R-102.

As always, providing optimum products and services to you and the restaurant owner will remain a high priority at Ansul.

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