By Anthony Capkun
September 18, 2014 – Siemens is recalling SBGA-34 audible fire alarm bases, which can fail to sound an alarm, posing a risk of personal injury and property damage.
The recall involves about 9000 units that were manufactured in China and sold through sales offices, authorized distributors and installers across the States for about $120, from February 2013 through June 2014. (It is unknown how many, if any, made it into Canada.) No incidents/injuries have been reported.
The SBGA-34 audible base is affixed to ceiling-mounted smoke detectors to sound an alarm when the fire alarm system activates. The audible base has part number S54370-F13 and date codes 0113 through 2314 in a WWYY format printed on a white label on the back of the unit part affixed to the wall. “MODEL SBGA-34” is printed on a blue label, also affixed to the back of the device. The base is off-white and measures about 6 in. in diameter. The audible base is used with the following fire detectors:
• Cerberus PRO models (HI921, OOHC941, OOH941, OH921, OP921)
• Desigo Fire Safety models (FDOOTC441, FDOOT441, FDO421, FDOT421, FDT421)
• H-Series (HFP-11, HFPT-11, HFPO-11)
• Faraday 87XX-Series, models (8713, 8712, 8710)
The audible base and fire detectors are used with the following alarm systems:
• Siemens model FireFinder XLS via DLC 6312 Device Loop Card
• Siemens model FS-250
• Desigo model FC2005 (50-point panel)
• Desigo model FC2025 (252-point system)
• Desigo model FC2050 (504-point system)
• Cerberus PRO FC901 (50-point panel)
• Cerberus PRO FC922 (252-point system)
• Cerberus PRO FC924 (504-point system)
• Faraday models MPC-600 & MPC-7000
Consumers should contact Siemens to schedule a free inspection and replacement of the recalled audible base.
Photos courtesy CPSC .