Recall Alert - Universal Security Instruments Smoke Alarms.  Two Alarms Require Inspections

Recall Alert - Universal Security Instruments Smoke Alarms. Two Alarms Require Inspections

Universal Security Instruments in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of smoke alarm model numbers MI3050S and MI3050SB. Consumers owning these two devices should immediately inspect their alarms to determine if it will activate appropriately

Recall Summary 

This recall (Recall # 19-162) involves Universal Security Instruments 10-year battery-operated ionization smoke and fire alarms with model numbers MI3050S and MI3050SB and with date codes between 2015JAN19 through 2016JUL11. The smoke alarms are white in color and 5½ inches in diameter. “Universal” and “Smoke & Fire Alarm” are printed on the front cover of the alarm. The label on the back of the alarm lists the model number and date code.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately inspect their smoke alarms to determine if it will activate appropriately. Press the test button to determine if it is operating properly. If the alarm sounds no further action is required. Additional instructions are located on the firm’s website. If smoke alarm does not sound during the test, consumers should immediately contact Universal Security for a replacement at 877-612-6955 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.UniversalSecurity.com and click on “Product Safety Notice” for more information.

Incidents/Injuries 

The company has received 134 reports of failure to properly activate during installation 

Sold At 

Online through specialty wholesalers and others from July 2015 to December 2016 about $20 

Importer(s) 

Universal Security Instruments, of Owings Mills, MD For more information, please go to the following link: 

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/Universal-Security-Instruments-Recalls-to-Inspect-Smoke-Alarms-Due-to-Risk-of-Failure-to-Alert-Consumers-to-a-Fire 

Source:

Information Provided By Cal Fire/Office of State Fire Marshal

https://osfm.fire.ca.gov/media/8487/19001-recall-ib-universal-security-intruments-smoke-alarm-2019.pdf

Jul 22nd 2019 Cal Fire/OSFM

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