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Smoke Alarm Recalled For Failure to Alert


By Naomi Millán Fire Safety/Protection
University Security Instruments round white smoke detector

About 180,000 Universal Security Instruments smoke and fire alarms have been recalled due to a failure to alert of a fire. A misaligned internal switch can prevent proper activation. The company has received 134 reports of failure to alert,  according to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall 19-162.

The recalled alarms were sold between July 2015 and December 2016. They are 10 year battery-operated ionization smoke and fire alarm models MI3050S and MI3050SB. They are white and 5.5 inches in diameter.

Facility managers with the recalled smoke alarms in their facilities are directed to test the units immediately. If pressing the test button causes the alarm to sound, the unit can remain in operation. Units which do not sound can be replaced through Universal Security at 877-612-6955. 

Naomi Millán is senior editor of Building Operating Management

 

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