RECALL: Smoke alarm may not warn you about fire

Posted at 10:50 AM, Aug 13, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-13 10:50:23-04

WASHINGTON — More than 100,000 Edwards and Interlogix smoke detectors were recalled because radio frequency interference could cause the smoke detectors to fail to alert you of a fire, the Consumer Project Safety Commission posted online.

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“This recall involves 33 models of the 400 and 500 series Edwards (ESL)-branded and Interlogix smoke detectors hard-wired into a security system,” the CPSC alert read. “The smoke detectors were made for professional installation and used primarily in commercial buildings, schools, hotels/motels, apartments, dormitories and homes as part of the fire alarm system.”

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Recalled units have date codes 13084 through 14059 with the first two digits representing the year, for example: 13 for 2013 and 14 for 2014; and the last three digits representing the day of the year, for example: 084 is the 84th day of 2013, which is March 25, 2013. The initials ESL, the date code and one of the following model numbers are printed on a label on the back of the detector’s cover and on the product’s packaging.


The CPSC advised customers to call their security or fire system provider to determine if their detectors were under recall.

Edwards can be reached at (800) 655-4497 or online at

Interlogix can be reached at (855) 286-8889 or online at