Notifier Recalls Fire Alarm Control Panels Due to Alert Failure

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Notifier, of Northford, Conn., has announced a voluntary safety recall of about 2,000 Notifier Fire Alarm Control Panels.

The software in the fire alarm system could fail to process an alarm condition which could result in the system failing to respond in the event of a fire. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves the Notifier brand operating system firmware control panels in fire alarms. The control panel is black or red with a silver screen. The panels control display and emergency communications. "NOTIFIER" or "NOTIFIER by Honeywell" is printed on the front of the fire alarm unit. This recall includes the following model numbers: Firmware version 11.2.2 for NFS2-640 and NFS-320 control panels and firmware version 3.14.1 for and NFS-640 control panels.

The recalled panels were sold by authorized distributors to commercial end-users. The products were not sold at retail, but version 11.2.2 was available for download on www.magni-fire.com, a secure Web site accessible only to Notifier customers from May 2008 through July 2008 at no charge.

Distributors should immediately contact the company for replacement software. All known users of have been contacted. For additional information, contact Notifier at (800) 289-3473 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.notifier.com.

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