The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with the Maple Chase Co. of Plain City Ohio has announced a voluntary recall of FireX Branded 10000 Series Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms and 12000 Series CO/Smoke Combo Alarms. The recall affects about 280,000 units.
The recalled alarms can sound a "double chirp"/fault alarm in the presence of CO, prior to going into full alarm. Upon hearing a double chirp, the owner's manual instructions recommend a consumer take the alarm out of service, which could expose consumers to hazardous levels of CO and suffer injury or death. No injuries have been reported.
The recall includes FireX branded 10000 and 12000 series alarms with item numbers: 10000, 12000, 12000C, 12000-6, 12200, 12220, 12400, 12400C manufactured between June 1, 2007 and February 1, 2008. The date code appears on the back of the unit with a four digit year, three digit month followed by the day (ex: 2007JUN1 for June 1, 2007). Units with a manufacture date code prior to June 1, 2007 are not included in this recall.
Consumers should contact Maple Chase Co. toll-free at 888- 879-3906 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or go to the firm's website www.firexsafety.com
immediately to receive a free comparable replacement alarm and make arrangements to return their recalled alarms. Consumers should not take the recalled alarms out of service until they receive the replacement alarm. Upon receiving their replacement alarm, consumers should place it immediately in service, and take the recalled alarm immediately out of service.