Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Tyco Fire Protection Recalls Simplex Fire Alarm Control Panels Due to Failure to Activate

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: Simplex 4100ES Fire Alarm Control Panel

Hazard: A defective chip in the alarm panel can cause premature battery failure and prevent activation of devices during alarm conditions, posing a risk of injury and property damage.

Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: Tyco at (800) 746-7539 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.tycosimplexgrinnell.com and click on the Recall Alert button.

Units: About 750

Description: The recalled Simplex 4100ES Fire Control Panel is an addressable fire alarm control panel that can support up to 2,500 addressable points, fire alarm and emergency voice communications and peer-to-peer networking operations. The metal cabinets containing the panel are red or white and measure about 22 inches to 56 inches in height, 24 inches in width and 7 inches in depth. The panels have Simplex 4100ES printed on the front of the panel.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Remedy: SimplexGrinnell is inspecting and replacing all circuit boards with the defective chip. Simplex Grinnell and Tyco are contacting purchasers directly.

Sold at: SimplexGrinnell from March 2014 through June 2014 for about $4,000.

Importer: SimplexGrinnell, of Boca Raton, Fla.

Manufactured in: Mexico