Friday, February 19, 2010

GE Infrastructure Sensing Recalls Commercial CO2 and Temperature Sensors Due to Fire Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: GE Telaire Airestat and Carrier Single Beam Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Temperature Sensors

Units: About 9,400 units

Distributor: GE Infrastructure Sensing Inc., of Billerica, Mass.

Hazard: The CO2 and temperature sensors can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: GE has received three reports in which a cracked capacitor caused the product to overheat and smoke. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves GE Telaire Airestat CO2 and temperature sensors with model numbers T8010, T8010-C, T8011, T8011-C, T5010, T5010-C, T5011 and T5011-C and Carrier Single Beam CO2 and temperature sensors with model numbers 33ZCT55CO2 and 33ZCT56CO2. The sensors are sold for commercial use and are wall-mounted. The sensors have a Telaire, Carrier, or no logo in front of the unit. The model number is not found on the sensor. Determining if a sensor is included in this recall requires inspection of the internal components of the unit.

Distributed by: Carrier, Automated Components Incorporated (ACI), Devices Inc., Direct Digital Controls, Trane, Alps Control Inc., ATS Control Management Inc. and KMC Controls between November 2000 and March 2005 for between $150 and $200. The recalled sensor was distributed for use in commercial buildings.

Manufactured in: USA

Remedy: Building owners should immediately contact GE Infrastructure Sensing for instructions on how to determine if a sensor is included in this recall and if it can be used while awaiting a replacement sensor. Only authorized maintenance personnel should follow these instructions. Building owners with recalled sensors will receive a free replacement sensor.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact GE Infrastructure Sensing toll-free at (877) 243-5086 between 8 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET or visit the company's website at www.gesensing.com

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