A recall is being issued for roughly 375,000 Sure Signal heat-activated fire alarms because they can malfunction, failing to alert consumers in case of a fire. “A defective fusible link sensor (fuse) on the fire alarm can cause the alarm to fail to alert consumers of a fire.” a recall notice posted on the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) website states.
The recall affects the following brand names and models: DeTech FST2004H, MasterGuard QR50, Responsive TR70-R and Thermalink QR50. The fire alarms were manufactured by Sure Signal Products, Inc., of Garden Grove, CA between January 1, 2004 through July 1, 2015. Dates codes, which are arranged in a YYDDD format, range from 04001 through 15182.
The recalled alarms were priced between $300 and $375. They are white, round and approximately 7 inches in diameter. At the center, there is a round white or chrome fuse about 1.5 inches in diameter with a temperature rating of 117 degrees Fahrenheit to 136 degrees Fahrenheit.
Affected consumers should replace the recalled products immediately by contacting Sure Signal Products through their toll free number (855-202-3083) from 8am to 5pm PT Monday through Friday or on their website at www.SureSignalProducts.com.