Edwards 280 Series Mechanical Heat Detector
The product is a mechanical heat detector used in specific indoor applications to detect the presence of an elevated temperature. It does not detect smoke, nor does it contain an audible notification device as part of the assembly. This product is professionally installed and used as part of a fire detection system, in places where a smoke alarm would be unsuitable. In residential settings this product is installed in kitchens, attics and garages for the purpose of property protection, but not life safety. This detector must be connected to a fire alarm or security panel for monitoring and supervision, as the panel, and not the affected product, drives the connected alarm signals.
|281B-PL||Heat Detector, 135F, Rate of Rise and Fixed Temperature, Edwards-Branded|
|283B-PL||Heat Detector, 135F, Fixed Temperature, Edwards-branded|
|104-13||Heat Detector, 135F, Rate of Rise and Fixed temperature, sold by Interlogix|
|104-15||Heat Detector, 135F, Fixed Temperature, sold by Interlogix|
|1EYC2||Heat Detector, 135F, Rate of Rise and Fixed Temperature, Edwards, Grainger P/N|
|1EYC4||Heat Detector, 135F, Fixed Temperature, Edwards, Grainger P/N|
|281B-20pkg-OEM-UTCO1||Heat Detector, 135F, Rate of Rise and Fixed Temperature, Honeywell Security|
|281B-20pkg-OEM-UTC20||Heat Detector, 135F, Rate of Rise and Fixed Temperature, Interlogix|
|281B-OEM-UTC01||Heat Detector, 135F, Rate of Rise and Fixed Temperature, Honeywell Security|
|283B-20pkg-OEM-UTC01||Heat Detector, 135F, Fixed Temperature, Honeywell Security|
The products may fail to activate between 53.9 and 60.6 degrees Celsius as intended, causing users and central monitoring stations to not be alerted to the elevated ambient temperature in a location, which could lead to the spread of fire.
As of September 9, 2019 the company has received no reports of incident or injuries in Canada.
The company estimates that between 275,000 and 382,000 units of the affected product were sold in Canada since 2004.
Time period sold
The affected products were sold from approximately 1979 to March 2019.
Place of origin
Manufactured in China
What you should do
Consumers who use the product in life-safety applications should contact a fire alarm professional of their choice for replacement options.
For more information, consumers may contact Edwards Fire Safety at 1-800-505-5088, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST or online.
Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being re-distributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.