System Sensor Recalls Carbon Monoxide Alarm for Failure to Detect Poisonous Gas
A combination carbon monoxide-smoke detector is being recalled because they can fail to detect carbon monoxide.
About 1,450 i4 Series System Sensor carbon monoxide smoke detectors are affected by the recall.
Carbon monoxide is a tasteless and odorless invisible gas that is often emitted by the burning of a fuel source, like kerosene lamp or car engine. When it builds up in an unventilated area, like a house, it can cause nausea, dizziness and headaches. Prolonged exposure can lead to a loss of consciousness and death.
The recall affects System Sensor i4 series combination carbon monoxide/smoke detector models COSMO-2W and COSMO-4W manufactured between 9/3/14 and 9/13/14. Recalled units have date codes 4091 or 4092 printed on the lower left-hand corner of the label affixed to the back of the product and on the packaging.
They were sold at security equipment dealers nationwide during September 2014 for about $75.
Consumers should immediately contact System Sensor to obtain a free replacement, but should keep using the recalled detectors until the replacements are installed.
System Sensor can be contacted at (800) 736-7672.