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    Exclamation Important Recall

    NEWS from CPSC
    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
    Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    May 15, 2008
    Release #08-267

    Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 879-3906
    CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
    CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

    Maple Chase Co. Recalls Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Monoxide/Smoke Combo Alarms Due to Alarm Malfunction

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

    Name of Product: FireX Branded 10000 Series Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms and 12000 Series CO/Smoke Combo Alarms

    Units: About 280,000

    Manufacturer: Maple Chase Company, of Plain City, Ohio

    Hazard: The recalled alarms can sound a "double chirp"/fault alarm in the presence of CO, prior to going into full alarm. Upon hearing a double chirp, the Owner's Manual instructions recommend a consumer take the alarm out of service, which could expose consumers to hazardous levels of CO and suffer injury or death.

    Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

    Description: The recall includes FireX branded 10000 and 12000 series alarms with item numbers: 10000, 12000, 12000C, 12000-6, 12200, 12220, 12400, 12400C manufactured between June 1, 2007 and February 1, 2008. The date code appears on the back of the unit with a four digit year, three digit month followed by the day (ex: 2007JUN1 for June 1, 2007). Units with a manufacture date code prior to June 1, 2007 are not included in this recall.

    Sold: Commercial electrical distributors and electrical contractors and builders for installation into new home construction. A limited number of units were sold at Menard's nationwide from June 2007 through February 2008 for about $20 (10000 series) and $30 (12000 series).

    Manufactured in: Mexico

    Remedy: Consumers should contact Maple Chase immediately to receive a free comparable replacement alarm and make arrangements to return their recalled alarms. Consumers should not take the alarms out of service until they receive the replacement alarm.

    Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Maple Chase toll-free at (88 879-3906 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or go to the firm's Web site at www.firexsafety.com

    To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08267.html

    Last edited by HeyBob; 05-21-2008 at 09:08 AM. Reason: Removed link hidden in smiley
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    About time they recalled them we already returned 2 boxes that were faulty.
    We only want to do it, if we can do it right.

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