ADT Security Services Inc. has voluntarily recalled roughly 20,000 carbon monoxide detectors, according to an Oct. 20 press release from the  U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

The recalled carbon monoxide detectors fail to properly indicate the end of  their useful life, prompting the recall, which ADT voluntarily conducted in cooperation with the CPSC.

The CPSC warned consumers to stop using the detectors immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The product being recalled by Boca Raton, Fla.-based ADT  is the CO 1224T Carbon Monoxide detector. It was manufactured by Sensor System of St. Charles, Ill.

The CO detectors pose a hazard because when they reach the end of their useful life, they should send a signal to make a sound in the home alarm panel alerting consumers it is time to replace them. And a signal is also supposed to be sent to ADT’s alarm monitoring center.

Some of the detectors were not wired properly to the ADT alarm system, resulting in the sound not going off in the home alarm panel and no 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 CO poisoning hazard to consumers.

There have not been any incidents or injuries reported due to the faulty detectors.

The recall involves hard-wired carbon monoxide detectors with model CO 1224T installed by ADT. The model number is behind the front cover. They were installed by ADT between October 2008 and December 2010 as part of home security systems.

Consumers should contact ADT immediately for a free inspection of the recalled detectors and, if necessary, a free repair, according to the CPSC. Consumers should not attempt to disable the recalled detectors, the CPSC warned. ADT has contacted all customers.

For additional information, contact 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. 


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