Fire Control Panels Recalled by Bosch Security Systems Corp. Due to Alarm Failure Posing a Fire Hazard
Name of Product: Fire Alarm Control Panel
Units: About 330
Manufacturer: Bosch Security Systems, Inc., of Fairport, N.Y.
Hazard: On all systems, when the alarm verification feature of the system is turned on, the control panel can fail to sound an alarm if a fire occurs. In addition, on systems with 50 or more reporting stations, a delay in sounding an alarm and reporting a fire may occur if the loop for the alarm system is broken.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The Bosch-branded fire alarm panel is locking red wall box with dimensions 22.7” high by 14.5” wide by 4.3” deep. The status, date and time can be seen through a glass screen on the panel door. The word “BOSCH” is printed on the right corner of the panel and the model number “FPA-1000-UL” is printed on the bottom left below the glass screen. The alarm panels featured software versions 1.10, 1.11 and 1.12, which can be determined by installers. They were designed to be used in small to medium-sized facilities in both public and residential buildings.
Sold at: Authorized distributors and installers nationwide from May 2009 through October 2011 for about $1,200.
Manufactured in: China