UTC recalls ESL, Interlogix smoke detectors

Recall involves 33 models from the 400 and 500 series of detectors


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Wednesday announced that UTC is recalling ESL and Interlogix brand 400/500 series smoke detectors over concerns that radio frequency interference could cause the detectors to fail in the event of a fire.

According to a statement issued by the commission, the recall involves 33 models of the 400 and 500 series Edwards (ESL)-branded and Interlogix smoke detectors - about 141,000 units in the U.S. and 13,000 units in Canada – that are hard-wired into security systems.  

The detectors, which are identical to one another, were sold from March 2013 to February 2014. They were made for professional installation and used primarily in commercial buildings, schools, hotels/motels, apartments, dormitories and homes.   

Among the 400 series models in the recall include: 429AT, 429C, 429CAD, 429CRT, 429CST, 429CT, 429CTAD, 449AT, 449C, 449CRT, 449CSRH, 449CSRT, 449CST, 449CSTE, 449CT and 449CTE.

The 500 series models involved include: 511C, 518C, 521B, 521BXT, 521B-10PKDMP, 521B-10PKG, 521BXT-10PKG, 521BXT-DMP-10PKG, 528B, 528CRXT, 541C, 541C-10PKG, 541CXT, 541CXT-10PK and 548C.

The commission said that there have been no reports of incidents or injuries related to the recall.