The Easton Fire Department would like to inform residents, property owners and business owners that the residential and commercial fire detection and alarm devices manufacturer Edwards has issued a recall of certain heat detectors due to failure to alert to fire.
The State Fire Marshal’s office, in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced the recall on July, 17.
The list of recalled detectors can be found here.
The Edwards Mechanical Heat Detectors can fail to activate in reaction to rising temperatures, posing a risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire. The recalled devices do not detect smoke or make an audible sound, but rather act as sensors that trigger fire alarms or security panels when elevated heat is detected.
These heat detectors are often used indoors to detect elevated temperatures as part of professionally installed fire detection systems for residential homes and businesses.
Anyone who uses this heat detector should immediately contact a fire or security alarm professional for free replacement and installation of the heat detector.
If you have an Edwards Mechanical Heat Detector that is part of the recall, contact Edwards Fire Safety at 800-505-5088 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can also go online to https://edwardsfiresafety.com and click on “Mechanical Heat Detector Information” for more information, or at https://edwardsheatdetector.rsvpcomm.com.
Further information can be located on the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website located here.