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From Products Liability Law Daily, October 29, 2015

Sure Signal Products recalls 375,000 fire alarms because defective fuse could silence the alarm

By John Dumoulin

Sure Signal Products, Inc., of Garden Grove, California, has recalled an estimated 375,000 heat-activated fire alarms because a defective fusible link sensor (fuse) on the fire alarm can cause the alarm to fail to alert consumers of a fire (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 16-021, October 29, 2015).

Incidents and injuries. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Product description. This recall involves Sure Signal Products heat-activated fire alarms sold under the following brand names and models: DeTech FST2004H, MasterGuard QR50, Responsive TR70-R, and Thermalink QR50. They are white, round, and measure about seven inches in diameter. The alarms have a round fuse at the center. The fuse is white or chrome and about 1.5 inches in diameter, and has a temperature rating of 117°F or 136°F. The alarms were manufactured from January 1, 2004, through July 1, 2015. Date codes are listed in a YYDDD format and range from 04001 through 15182. The alarm’s model is printed on a label on the back of the alarm. SSP, the temperature rating, and the date code can be found on the back of the fuse.

These fire alarms, which were manufactured in the United States, were sold at fire alarm dealers nationwide from January 2004 through September 2015 for between $300 and $375.

Remedy. Consumers should contact Sure Signal Products immediately for free replacement fuses. A video with instructions on how to replace the fuse is available at

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Sure Signal Products toll-free at 855-202-3083 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or at and click on CPSC Heat Sensor Recall in the upper right of the page.

Companies: Sure Signal Products, Inc.

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