Siemens Smoke Detector Recall Issued Due to Risk of Fire Alarm Failure

Thousands of Seimens fire and smoke detectors are being recalled, due to a risk that the audible alarm base may fail to sound an alarm that alerts occupants about a potential fire hazard, posing a serious safety risk. 

An SBGA-34 audible fire alarm base recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on September 18, following the recognition that the ceiling-mounted smoke detectors may fail to sound an alarm in the presence of smoke or fire. To date, no injuries or incidents have been reported.

The recall includes the Seimens SBGA-34 audible base’s that are attached to particular ceiling-mounted smoke detectors, designed to sound an alarm when the fire alarm system is activated. The bases being recalled have the part number S54370-F13 and date codes 0113 through 2314. The date codes first two numbers represent the week and the last 2 numbers represent the year the base was manufactured. The date codes and part number can be located on a white label on the back of the unit. The bases are white and measure 6 inches in diameter and have “MODEL SBGA-34” printed on a blue label.

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About 9,000 of the recalled smoke detector bases were used with the following fire alarm systems; Cerberus PRO models HI921, OOHC941, OOH941, OH921, OP921, Desigo Fire Safety models FDOOTC441, FDOOT441, FDO421, FDOT421, FDT421, H-Series HFP-11, HFPT-11, HFPO-11, Faraday 87XX-Series, models 8713, 8712, 8710.

The recalled audible bases were manufactured in China under Beijing Siemens Cerberus Electronics Ltd., where they were imported by Siemens of Buffalo, Illinois. The bases were sold at Siemens sales offices, authorized distributors and installers nationwide from February 2013 through June 2014 for about $120.

The CPSC recommends that customers with recalled systems contact Siemens immediately at 800-516-9964 or visit them online to schedule a free inspection and replacement of the recalled audible base.


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