Smoke detectors linked to the gateway may fail to properly activate

Honeywell SWIFT Wireless Gateway / Honeywell Recalls Wireless Gateway Sold with Fire Alarm Systems Due to Failure to Communicate in Fire
Image: Consumer Product Safety Commission
May 15, 2017

Honeywell International has issued a recall of 900 SWIFT wireless gateways that were sold with fire alarm systems.

The smoke detectors linked to the gateway may not properly activate in the presence of significant environmental contaminants. This poses a risk that consumers will not be alerted if a fire occurs.

The affected gateways are round and white and measure eight inches in diameter. They serve as the bridge between the fire alarm control panel and the smoke detectors. These fire alarm systems are used mainly for either indoor or covered areas in commercial buildings.

The model number and date codes can be found on the back of the affected gateways on a white label on the circuit board. The following brand names, model numbers and date codes are affected:

  • NOTIFIER brand, FWSG model, with date codes 10 13 14 through 12 15 16
  • Fire-Lite brand, W-GATE model, with date codes 10 13 14 through 12 15 16
  • Gamewell-FCI brand, VW-GATE model, with date codes 10 13 14 through 12 15 16
  • Honeywell brand, XLS-WSG model, with date codes 10 13 14 through 12 15 16
  • Johnson Controls brand, JFWSG model, with date codes 10 13 14 through 12 15 16

The gateways were sold at Honeywell distributors across the U.S. between October 2014 until December 2016 for $440 for the fire alarm system.

There have been no incidents or injuries reported in connection with this recall. Consumers are urged to contact the company to receive an update of the gateway’s firmware. Commercial building customers should continue to use the detectors until the firmware is updated.

For more information, consumers can reach Honeywell at (800) 289-3473.