South Carolina Accident Attorneys
Approximately 20,000 CO 1224T Carbon Monoxide (CO) detectors are being voluntarily recalled by Sensor System, of St. Charles, Ill., and ADT Security Services Inc. of Boca Raton, Fla., in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission. In order to check your detector and determine whether you are affected by the recall, you should check the model number which is listed behind the front cover.
Hazard: The CPSC says when the CO detectors reach the end of their useful life, they should send a signal to make a sound in the home alarm panel indicating to the homeowner that it is time to replace them and also send signal to ADT’s alarm monitoring center.
However, some of the detectors were not wired properly to the ADT alarm system. This can result in the sound not going off in the home alarm panel. It can also mean the detector will not send a signal to the ADT alarm monitoring center at the end of its useful life. Not replacing a CO detector at the end its useful life poses a severe CO poisoning hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Thankfully, no injuries and incidents have been reported.
Sold at: The defective detectors were installed by ADT between October 2008 and December 2010 as part of a home security system.
Manufactured in: They were made in China and Mexico
Remedy: If you have a CO detector affected by the recall, you should call ADT immediately for a free inspection of the recalled detectors and, if necessary, a free repair. The CPSC says consumers should not try to disable the recalled detectors. ADT says they have contacted all customers.
Consumer Contact: For more information, call ADT toll-free at (800) 238-2727 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company’s website at www.us.adt.com
By: South Carolina Accident Attorney Pete Strom