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Friday, November 21, 2014

Tyco Recalls Simplex Fire Alarm Control Panels

Recall Summary

Name of product: Simplex 4100ES Fire Alarm Control Panel 
Hazard: A defective chip in the alarm panel can cause premature battery failure and prevent activation of devices during alarm conditions, posing a risk of injury and property damage.
Consumer Contact: Tyco at (800) 746-7539 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at and click on the Recall Alert button.
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Recall Details

About 750
The recalled Simplex 4100ES Fire Control Panel is an addressable fire alarm control panel that can support up to 2,500 addressable points, fire alarm and emergency voice communications and peer-to-peer networking operations. The metal cabinets containing the panel are red or white and measure about 22 inches to 56 inches in height, 24 inches in width and 7 inches in depth.  The panels have Simplex 4100ES printed on the front of the panel.
None reported.
SimplexGrinnell is inspecting and replacing all circuit boards with the defective chip. Simplex Grinnell and Tyco are contacting purchasers directly.
Sold exclusively at
SimplexGrinnell from March 2014 through June 2014 for about $4,000.
SimplexGrinnell, of Boca Raton, Fla.
Manufactured in