Fire alarm control panel recalled by Gamewell

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC.

Name of Product: Gamewell-FCI 7100 Series Fire Alarm Control Panel

Units: About 3,000

Manufacturer: Gamewell-FCI, of Northford, Conn.

Hazard: The sounder on the panel's main circuit board can fail to alert when there is a malfunction.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries or incidents have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Gamewell-FCI 7100 Series fire alarm control panels. The panels provide control, display and annunciation information. The series includes the following model numbers:

Model No.

Description

1100-1312

BK-7100-2D Basic Systems Kit, With DACT, 2 SLC

1100-1314

BK-7100-2D-240V Bas. Sys. Kit, w/DACT, 2 SLC, 240 VAC

1100-1352

7100 Series Basic Systems Module, With DACT, 1 SLC

1100-1237

7100-1 Addressable FACP w/DACT, 1 SLC with cabinet

1100-1311

BK-7100-2 Basic Systems Kit, 2 SLC

1100-1313

BK-7100-2-240V Basic Systems Kit, 2 SLC, 240 VAC

1100-1351

7100 Series Basic Systems Module, 1 SLC

1100-1238

7100-1 Addressable System, 1 SLC with cabinet

Sold by: Authorized distributors to commercial end users in facilities such as hotels and office buildings nationwide from May 2007 through November 2007 for between $900 and $1,800.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Gamewell-FCI is contacting customers directly and is providing a free repair kit. In the event of sounder failure during an alarm, the various other audible and visual indicators will notify occupants of an alarm condition.