When I was growing up, my grandfather was a smoker. As entertainment for the grandkids when we’d go to visit, grandpa Harris would stand up on a chair, hold his lit cigarette up to the smoke detector, and set off the alarm. Now that’s fun.
But its only fun as long as the smoke detector works. It was revealed this week that as many as 150,000 smoke detectors made by ESL and Interlogix have been recalled. According to the Consumer Product Safety commission, radio interference can cause the detectors to fail. Most were installed commercially in schools, apartments, hotels, and dorms.
What does this mean to you:
Call your security or fire system company to see if you have one of the recalled units. If you do, you can find out more by calling Edwards/ESL at (800) 655-4497 or Interlogix at (855) 286-8889.