October 21, 2019

Edwards 280 Series Mechanical Heat Detector Recall

Edwards 280 Series Mechanical Heat Detector Recall

Product description
The product is a mechanical heat detector used in specific indoor applications to detect the presence of an elevated temperature. It does not detect smoke, nor does it contain an audible notification device as part of the assembly. This product is professionally installed and used as part of a fire detection system, in places where a smoke alarm would be unsuitable. In residential settings this product is installed in kitchens, attics and garages for the purpose of property protection, but not life safety. This detector must be connected to a fire alarm or security panel for monitoring and supervision, as the panel, and not the affected product, drives the connected alarm signals.

Click here to view the detailed official recall notice for specific model numbers affected.

Hazard identified
The products may fail to activate between 53.9 and 60.6 degrees Celsius as intended, causing users and central monitoring stations to not be alerted to the elevated ambient temperature in a location, which could lead to the spread of fire.
As of September 9, 2019 the company has received no reports of incident or injuries in Canada.

What you should do
Consumers who use the product in life-safety applications should contact a fire alarm professional of their choice for replacement options.