Thermal Switches – Honeywell – 2450A, 2455A & 2455RM

Recall Alert – U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

March 8, 2005
Alert #05-548

CPSC, Honeywell Sensing and Controls Announce Recall of Thermal Switches

Name of Product: “Snap Action” Thermal Switches

Units: About 113,500, including about 12,200 that were installed in buildings

Manufacturer/Importer: Honeywell Sensing and Controls, of Freeport, Ill.

Hazard: When these switches are used in fire or HVAC dampers and heat detectors, they could fail to operate, causing the damper not to close or causing the heat detector not to alarm if there is a fire. Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: These “Snap Action” thermal switches were sold under the model number 2450A, 2455RA, or 2455RM. They have model numbers and date codes stamped on the sensing surface or end cap. Following are
those model numbers and date codes that are part of the corrective action:

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Sold by: Honeywell Sensing and Controls to authorized distributors and manufacturers nationwide from July 2004 through August 2004 for between $1 and $2.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Honeywell Sensing and Controls will provide a free replacement switch

Consumer Contact: For more information, call Honeywell Sensing and Controls at (800) 537-6945 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.


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