With more than 100,000 of its faulty SpectrAlert wall-mount notification devices still unaccounted for, System Sensor, St. Charles, Ill., has reissued a recall of the product that may fail to operate in the even of a fire. Despite the fact that there have been no reports of any injuries or incidents involving the product, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued the recall on Nov. 28, 2001.
The units, which were originally sold between May 2001 and November 2001, are part of professionally installed fire-detection and notification systems, and consist of a strobe light and an optional horn. Of the 216,500 units manufactured, 105,000 units have been so far returned.
The devices affected by the recall have date codes that fall into one of two ranges – 010501 through 160901 or 1092 through 1112. The date code appears on the packaging and on a label on the back of the unit.