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Important smoke detector recall

Smoke detectors are an effective tool used to save lives in a fire. The blaring alarm can alert the deepest of sleepers to the fact that a fire is near. A defective fire alarm can be life threatening for those who have them installed. Edwards (ESL) and Interlogix brands have issued a recall for their series 400 and 500 Hard-Wired Smoke detectors. The recall is a result of the detectors potentially not warning of a fire due to interference with their radio frequencies.

The fire alarms were sold as part of integrated security suite at various security system retailers and installers. The alarm systems are utilized in commercial and residential settings. At the time of the recall, over 100,000 units were sold in the United States. The systems were sold from March 2013 to February 2014.

If consumers are concerned that their smoke detectors are a part of the recall, the company should be contacted as soon as possible. The company can be reached at their website: www.interlogix.com. For models that are affected by the recall, the company will provide a replacement system. Individuals should not try to replace the detectors themselves, but utilize a professional installer.

Consumers trust that essential items like smoke detectors will be safe for the public. When these items fail, the result can be loss of life. Any consumer that is injured by a product may file a claim for product liability. It may be irrelevant whether the injured person owned the item. A product liability claim requires a lot of time and detail. An experienced products liability attorney will ensure that the right experts are available to testify on the behalf of the injured.

Source: www.cpsc.gov, "ESL, Interlogix Hard-wired Smoke Alarms Recalled Due to Failure to Alert Consumers of a Fire," August 13, 2014

Source: www.cpsc.gov, "ESL, Interlogix Hard-wired Smoke Alarms Recalled Due to Failure to Alert Consumers of a Fire," August 13, 2014

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