GE Infrastructure Sensing Recalls Commercial CO2 and Temperature Sensors Due to Fire Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 18, 2010
Release # 10-141
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 243-5086
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

GE Infrastructure Sensing Recalls Commercial CO2 and Temperature Sensors Due to Fire Hazard

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 products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: GE Telaire Airestat and Carrier Single Beam Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Temperature Sensors

Units: About 9,400 units

Distributor: GE Infrastructure Sensing Inc., of Billerica, Mass.

Hazard: The CO2 and temperature sensors can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: GE has received three reports in which a cracked capacitor caused the product to overheat and smoke. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves GE Telaire Airestat CO2 and temperature sensors with model numbers T8010, T8010-C, T8011, T8011-C, T5010, T5010-C, T5011 and T5011-C and Carrier Single Beam CO2 and temperature sensors with model numbers 33ZCT55CO2 and 33ZCT56CO2. The sensors are sold for commercial use and are wall-mounted. The sensors have a Telaire, Carrier, or no logo in front of the unit. The model number is not found on the sensor. Determining if a sensor is included in this recall requires inspection of the internal components of the unit.

Distributed by: Carrier, Automated Components Incorporated (ACI), Devices Inc., Direct Digital Controls, Trane, Alps Control Inc., ATS Control Management Inc. and KMC Controls between November 2000 and March 2005 for between $150 and $200. The recalled sensor was distributed for use in commercial buildings.

Manufactured in: USA

Remedy: Building owners should immediately contact GE Infrastructure Sensing for instructions on how to determine if a sensor is included in this recall and if it can be used while awaiting a replacement sensor. Only authorized maintenance personnel should follow these instructions. Building owners with recalled sensors will receive a free replacement sensor.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact GE Infrastructure Sensing toll-free at (877) 243-5086 between 8 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET or visit the company’s website at www.gesensing.com

Picture of Recalled sensor showing location of logo

Externally all ten models look like the one above. The sensors have a Telaire, Carrier, or no logo in front of the unit.