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Heat detectors are being recalled by Edwards Fire Safety due to failure to alert to a fire

Recalled Edwards 280 Series Mechanical Heat Detector Due to Failure to Alert HazardEdwards Fire Safety is recalling about 85,000 Edwards mechanical heat detectors.

The recalled heat detectors can fail to activate in reaction to rising temperatures, posing a risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves mechanical heat detectors used indoors to detect elevated temperatures as part of professionally installed fire detection systems for residential homes and businesses. In residences, the heat detector is installed in kitchens, attics, and garages. The recalled heat detectors don’t detect smoke or make an audible sound, but act as sensors that trigger fire alarms or security panels when elevated heat is detected. The heat detectors can be mounted to walls or ceilings and are labeled with “135F” and “NOT A LIFE SAFETY DEVICE.” The recalled units are as follows:

Model #

Description

Seller

281B-PL

Heat Detector, 135F, Rate of Rise and Fixed Temperature

Edwards

283B-PL

Heat Detector, 135F, Fixed Temperature

Edwards

104-13

Heat Detector, 135F, Rate of Rise and Fixed temperature

Interlogix

104-15

Heat Detector, 135F, Fixed Temperature

Interlogix

1EYC2

Heat Detector, 135F, Rate of Rise and Fixed Temperature

Edwards, Grainger P/N

1EYC4

Heat Detector, 135F, Fixed Temperature

Edwards, Grainger P/N

281B-20pkg-OEM-UTCO1

Heat Detector, 135F, Rate of Rise and Fixed Temperature

Honeywell Security

281B-20pkg-OEM-UTC20

Heat Detector, 135F, Rate of Rise and Fixed Temperature

Interlogix

281B-OEM-UTC01

Heat Detector, 135F, Rate of Rise and Fixed Temperature

Honeywell Security

283B-20pkg-OEM-UTC01

Heat Detector, 135F, Fixed Temperature

Honeywell Security

73340U

Heat Detector, 135F, Fixed Temperature and Rate of Rise

Mirtone

73342U

Heat Detector, 135F, Fixed Temperature

Mirtone

AI281B

Heat Detector, 135F, Fixed Temperature and Rate of Rise

Edwards

AI283B

Heat Detector, 135F, Fixed Temperature

Edwards

281A

Heat Detector, 135F, Fixed Temperature and Rate of Rise

Edwards

The heat detectors were sold at Edwards’ distributors, electrical wholesalers, contractors, and fire safety professionals nationwide from January 1979 through May 2018. The cost was between $6 to $7 per unit. 

Consumers who use the heat detector in life-safety applications, for example, in elevator shafts, or in lieu of smoke detectors, manual pull stations, or sprinklers in some settings, or in residential attics or residential garages, should immediately contact a fire or security alarm professional for free replacement and installation of the heat detector, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advise.

For more information, call Edwards Fire Safety at 800-505-5088 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday to Friday, or visit https://edwardsfiresafety.com and click on “Mechanical Heat Detector Information,” or go to https://edwardsheatdetector.rsvpcomm.com.

For details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.

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