RECALL: Bosch GV4 fire alarm control panels
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced that Bosch Security Systems is recalling its GV4 fire alarm control panels due to fire alarm failure. According to the CPSC, the notification appliance circuit module can cause the panels to fail to activate an audible or visual alarm in the event of a fire.
The recall involves about 2000 units with model numbers ending in GV4 and use D192G Notification Appliance Circuit (NAC) modules. The NAC module monitors the circuit connections and signals when alarms are not operational. The Bosch name, logo and model number D9412GV4, D7412GV4 or D7212GV4 are on the board of recalled GV4 fire alarm control panels. The control panels and modules are used in residences and commercial facilities and can be mounted inside a variety of enclosures with a minimum size of 16 in x 16 in x 3.5 in, which may or may not be labeled with the Bosch name or logo.
The affected units were sold from January 2012 to December 2012. We are unsure how many, if any, made it into Canada. At this time, no injuries have been reported.
Consumers who have a recalled GV4 control panel with a D192G NAC module should contact Bosch or their certified professional installer for a free repair.