Fire Alarms Panels from Gamewell-FCI Recalled Due to Failure Risk

Fire Alarms Panels from Gamewell-FCI Recalled Due to Failure Risk
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April 1, 2016

Gamewell-FCI has announced a recall for potentially defective fire alarms.

The company is voluntarily recalling the ILI-MB-E3 and ILI-S-E3 Gamewell-FCI fire alarm panels, used in commercial buildings. When configured in a certain way, the panels can become non-responsive and connected detectors in the area can fail to detect and respond to an alarm.

This issue is limited to a specific configuration of Signaling Line Circuit (SLC) devices. To occur, the SLC must include at least two of the following detectors in any combination: Acclimate, 4-Warn, Photo/CO and iFAAST. The issue would occur only if the detectors are addressed within the same FlashScan polling group. Detectors installed in a different combination are not affected.

About 1,000 panels are included in the recall.

The products were sold by authorized distributors from May 2015 through August 2015 for about $800.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Consumers should immediately contact the distributor to obtain the free firmware repair.

Customers with questions about this recall can contact Gamewell-FCI at (800) 274-4324.