GE Interlogix Pty Ltd—Ziton fire detectors, fire panels & evacuation systems

PRA number

2005/7780

Published date

Product description

GE Security addresses Ziton product deficiencies which may have resulted in a failure to detect all fire hazards in limited circumstances.

Update
As at January 2009 GE Security finalises compliance for Ziton fire protection products – resumes supply of Ziton Fire Indicator and EWIS Panels.

Ziton Australia was acquired by SPX to form part of their Edwards fire business in October 2003. GE acquired the Edwards fire business in March 2005 and subsequently discovered that some Ziton products did not comply with the applicable Australian Standards. GE stopped the shipment of all Ziton products, assumed responsibility to overcome these deficiencies and engaged CSIRO to undertake compliance assessments of all Ziton products.

GE has achieved 100% product compliance for the full range of Ziton products and product shipments have resumed. Upgrade kits are available to bring installed non-compliant systems into compliance.

Ziton Fire Indicator Panels, EWIS Panels and associated devices continue to be sold into new requirements and for the expansion of existing systems. These products are fully supported by GE Security and its network of channel partners, guaranteeing availability of new panels, spare parts, maintenance and upgrade capability now and into the future.

For additional information please contact the GE Security technical support hotline on (03) 9239 1221 or email zitonupgrade@gesecurity.com.au
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What are the defects?

Certain product deficiencies may have resulted in a failure to detect all fire hazards in limited circumstances. These have now been addressed.

What are the hazards?

Fire.

What should consumers do?

GE Interlogix has contacted all customers in Australia and New Zealand.

Supplier

GE Interlogix Pty Ltd

Where the product was sold

Nationally

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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