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Safety Alert

Bosch Security Systems Recalls Wireless Smoke Alarms Due to Failure to Alert Consumers to a Fire

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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: Radion wireless smoke alarms

Hazard: The alarms can fail to alert consumers to a fire, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: Bosch Security Systems at 800-289-0096 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET or at www.boschsecurity.us and click on Service and Support, then Customer Service and Presales, then Related Links and go to Technical Bulletins and Safety Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

Units: About 950

Description: This recall involves Bosch's Radion wireless round smoke alarms installed as part of Bosch security systems. Bosch security alarm systems use a control keypad labeled "Bosch" on the front surface. The alarms are made of white plastic and measure 5.6 inches across and 2.4 inches high. The alarms have a Bosch label on the back with "RFSM-A," a bar code with "F01U263962" and a 17-digit serial number starting with 0922320XXX. The XXX in the 8th through 10th positions of the serial number designates the date code. Only alarms with date codes 001 through 458 are included in the recall.

Incidents/Injuries: Bosch has received two reports that alarms failed to sound during installation testing.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact their dealer/installer for a free replacement alarm. Bosch has contacted dealers and installers directly.

Sold at: Security system dealers nationwide from November 2013 through October 2014 for about $125.

Manufacturer: Bosch Security Systems Inc., Fairport, N.Y.

Manufactured in: China