140,000+ smoke detectors recalled

Posted at 4:13 PM, Aug 14, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-14 16:35:53-04

WEST MICHIGAN — The Consumer Product Safety Commission recently announced a smoke detector recall involving roughly 141,000 units.

The 400 and 500 series hard-wired smoke detectors from Edwards (ESL) and Interlogix are being recalled because radio frequency interference can cause them not to alert people to fires.

The CPSC is advising consumers to contact their fire system provider immediately for a free replacement if any of their units are included in the recall.  They stress that people should not take the alarms out of service until a replacement alarm is installed.

500 series (photo from CPSC website)

500 series (photo from CPSC website)

“Only professional installers should remove and replace these units,” the recall on their website says.

In addition to the 141,000 units being recalled in the U.S., roughly 13,000 are also being recalled in Canada.

Complete list of recalled models:

400 series: 429AT, 429C, 429CAD, 429CRT, 429CST, 429CT, 429CTAD, 449AT, 449C, 449CRT, 449CSRH, 449CSRT, 449CST, 449CSTE, 449CT and 449CTE.

500 Series: 511C, 518C, 521B, 521BXT, 521B-10PKDMP, 521B-10PKG, 521BXT-10PKG, 521BXT-DMP-10PKG, 528B, 528CRXT, 541C, 541C-10PKG, 541CXT, 541CXT-10PK and 548C.