Recalls this week: fire alarm bases, swings
Children's swings from IKEA with potentially faulty suspension fittings are among this week's recalled consumer products. Other products being recalled include fire alarm bases.
Here's a more detailed look:
DETAILS: IKEA GUNGGUNG swing, which is intended for indoor and outdoor use by children ages 3-7. A permanent label is attached to one of the suspension straps, showing age recommendation (3-7), IKEA logo, Design and Quality IKEA of Sweden, GUNGGUNG article number 302.439.74, supplier number 17915 and Made in Vietnam.
WHY: The suspension fittings can break causing a child to fall from the swing, posing a risk of serious injury.
INCIDENTS: Four reports worldwide including one in Germany, two in Austria and one in Canada of the suspension fittings breaking in use. In one incident a child fell and sustained a fractured leg. No incidents have been reported in the U.S.
HOW MANY: About 2,000 in the U.S. and 300 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call IKEA at 888-966-4532 anytime or visit www.ikea-usa.com and click on the recall link at the top of the page for more information.
FIRE ALARM BASES
DETAILS: SBGA-34 audible base that is affixed to ceiling-mounted smoke detectors in order to sound an alarm when the fire alarm system is activated. 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 inches 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), and Faraday models MPC-600 & MPC-7000.
WHY: The fire alarm base can fail to sound an alarm, posing a risk of personal injury and property damage.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 9,000.
FOR MORE: Call Siemens at 800-516-9964 from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit www.usa.siemens.com/buildingtechnologies and click on "Product Safety Recall" for more information.