Carbon Monoxide Detectors Recalled Due to Failure to Alert

In a press release, ADT Security Services, in cooperation with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced the voluntary recall of their CO 1224T Carbon Monoxide detectors due to their failure to alert consumers of their need to change the batteries.

This recall was initiated after it was found that the CO detectors failed to generate an alarm sound in the home alarm panel to inform consumers, and ADT’s alarm-monitoring center that the batteries were in need of replacement. Some of the units were wired improperly to ADT security system, which resulted in the failure of the alarm sounding in the home panel. The CPSC also reported that the CO detectors fail to signal the ADT alarm-monitoring center at the end of the unit’s useful life. This recall only affects the hard-wired detectors with the model number CO 1224T. The model number is located behind the front cover of the device.

Consumers are being urged by both the CPSC and ADT to contact the company for a free inspection of the recalled units.

As a Bellingham personal injury attorney, I’ve seen recalls similar to this in the past and understand the dangers they present to consumers. If you’ve been injured through the use of a defective safety product, it may be in your best interests to speak with a personal injury lawyer in your city.