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Safety Alert

Gamewell-FCI Recalls Fire Alarm Panels Due to Failure to Alert of a Fire, Smoke or CO

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: Gamewell-FCI fire alarm panels (ILI-MB-E3 and ILI-S-E3)

Hazard: When configured in a certain way, the panels can become non-responsive and connected detectors in the area can fail to detect and respond to an alarm.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Gamewell-FCI at 800-274-4324 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.gamewell-fci.com and click on "Safety Recall" for more information.

Units: About 1,000

Description: This recall is for the ILI-MB-E3 and ILI-S-E3 Gamewell-FCI fire alarm panels in commercial buildings. This issue is limited to a specific configuration of Signaling Line Circuit (SLC) devices. To occur, the SLC must include at least two of the following detectors in any combination: Acclimate, 4-Warn, Photo/CO and iFAAST. The issue would occur only if the detectors are addressed within the same FlashScan polling group. Detectors installed in a different combination are not affected.

Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact the distributor to obtain the free repair, a firmware upgrade.

Sold at: Authorized distributors from May 2015 through August 2015 for about $800.

Importer: Gamewell-FCI of Northford, Conn.

Manufactured in: USA