Yes hard to believe but the CPSC Consumer Products Safety Commission has recalled 85,000 I know number has to be way more more like 850,000 135 Degree Rate of Rise Heat detectors made by the Edwards Company which goes all the way back to 1979 back to almost when I started my business.
This recall goes for all these detectors back to 1979 but Edwards will only pay for and replace units made after 2014
Of course I have questions because there was also a separate company at one time had products from Edwards and where relabeled and called API Products? in 1980s are those recalled also? Does CPSC even know about those relabeled heats ?
Edwards made for several company's. I put up a couple hundred of these old heats and I am tracking them down and replacing them . I switched over to System Sensor in the 90s s which is a far superior product in my opinion .
But this is not first time heat Detectors have been recalled back in 90s a company called Chemetronics which appears to be out of business had several recalls . One of which I alerted CPSC to as 601 detectors screw terminals would pop off and give no indication detector was not working.
Thou very simple design these units play an important part of a total fire protection system. > Especially in areas smoke detectors can not be used.