This recall from Honeywell International involves the SWIFT Wireless Gateway, sold with fire alarm systems. The hazard is that the smoke detectors connected to the gateway can fail to activate properly when significant environmental contaminants are present, posing a risk that consumers will not be alerted to a fire.
The gateways are round, white, and measure 8″ in diameter. The gateways are the bridge between the fire alarm control panel and the detectors. These systems are used primarily for indoor or covered areas in commercial buildings, such as in office buildings, hotels, industrial facilities, and apartment complexes. The model number and date codes are printed on the back of the gateway on a white label on the circuit board. The gateways have the following brand names, model numbers and date codes (Click to enlarge).
About 900 units are involved in this recall, with no injuries reported. The SWIFT Wireless Gateway was sold through Honeywell distributors nationwide between October 2014 and December 2016 for about $440 for the fire alarm system. Manufacturer is Honeywell International Inc., of Northford, CT, and the products were manufactured in the United States.
To remedy this, facility managers should contact Honeywell for an update of the firmware on the SWIFT wireless gateway(s) installed on their system. According to the news release from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), commercial building customers should continue using the recalled detectors until the firmware is updated.
This recall was conducted, voluntarily by Honeywell, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
To take action, those who have the SWIFT Wireless Gateway in their facilities should contact Honeywell at 800-289-3473 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the CPSC website, and click on Safety Recall for more information.