Tyco Group—Simplex photoelectric smoke detectors and sensors

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Product description

Simplex photoelectric smoke detectors and sensors manufactured from July 2004 to December 2005. Photoelectric smoke detectors - 4098-9601 and 4098-9601EA. TrueAlarm analogue photoelectric sensor 4098-9714EA. TrueAlarm analogue multi-sensor 4098-9754EA. TrueAlarm duct housing 4098-9755EA - Note that the duct housing itself is not affected, but the photoelectric sensor (4098-9714EA) contained within might be.

Reasons the product is recalled

The issue resulted from circuit board cleanliness during the manufacturing process. Residual contamination from a soldering process was not fully removed during a cleaning process. This contamination can potentially lower the sensitivity of the device to detect smoke under both high heat and high humidity conditions.

The hazards to consumers

Equipment malfunction.

What consumers should do

The local Simplex branch office will be contacting its customers to set up an appointment to carry out the verification program.


Tyco Group - Australia/New Zealand

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Responsible regulator

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

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