Circuit problem with flame detectors

Published:  05 May, 2016

Honeywell Analytics is in the process of recalling a number of flame detectors following performance concerns.

The product recall is the result of a manufacturing defect in some of the Fire Sentry-branded flame detectors.

The fault relates to a faulty integrated circuit device which can, in certain instances, result in improper operation including false alarms, abnormal LED functionality and, in limited instances, failure to detect.

The problem was identified by Honeywell at the end of 2015. After identifying the problem the company replaced the component and alerted its customers to the issue with instructions on their return and replacement.

When contacted by Hemmingfire, a Honeywell Analytics spokesperson said that the replacement programme was nearing completion and that the company was confident that the ‘modification of supply of the third party component will ensure that this issue does not re-occur.’

The company also stated that it was not aware of any instance in which a detector had failed to report a life-safety event.

The models affected are SS4, SS2, FS7 and FS10R.

Anyone affected should contact their local Honeywell service office for immediate replacement:

  • Americas: Tel +1 847 955 8200
  • Asia Pacific: +82 (0) 2 6909 0300
  • EMEA: +41 44 943 4380

FM Approvals is also encouraging anyone who possesses any affected devices that also carry FM Approvals certification marking to contact the FM Approvals Quality Department via:

  • Operation Florian

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