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What’s the Problem?
According to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) , this recall affects:
- Potter Electric Addressable Dual Action Pull Station, Model PAD100-PSDA, Part Number 3992720, with a date code Dec 03 2020
- Potter Electric Addressable Single Action Pull Station, Model PAD100-PSSA, Part Number 3992721, with date codes Nov 10, 2020, Nov 25, 2020, Dec 01, 2020, and Dec 03, 2020
“The pull handle on some units can fail to activate the fire alarm system when manually pulled, posing a risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire,” CPSC said.
The word “Potter” is printed on the front of all recalled pull stations. The date code is located inside the device.
The recalled devices were sold at Potter dealers and distributors nationwide from December 2020 through January 2021 for between approximately $100 and $135.
If you purchased a pull station that is affected by this recall, you should contact Potter Electric for a free replacement.
This recall began on February 24, 2021.
Honeywell Sued for Failing to Recall Malfunctioning Fire Alarm
In August 2023, Honeywell Inc. was hit with a negligent lawsuit filed by a fire protection business, alleging that fire sprinkler systems’ flow switches activated prematurely, causing major losses for the plaintiff.
The suit was brought on behalf of Thorpe Design, claiming the devices activated prematurely and caused major economic losses for Thorpe, which entered into contracts with various builders, general contractors, or developers to install fire sprinkler systems in homes in California.
According to the lawsuit, Thorpe purchased and installed nearly 18,300 System Sensor/Honeywell flow switches under installation contracts, with most of the systems installed in homes.
Starting in April 2022, Thorpe claims that some of the System Sensor/Honeywell Flow Switches were reported as faulty, malfunctioning, and defective. The company claims that it was subject to demands or claims by the builders or general contractors who sought to remove the allegedly defective System Sensor/Honeywell Flow Switches from the homes.
This left Thorpe subjected to demands and claims to immediately remove and replace the systems in the homes, resulting in damages, costs, and expenses, according to the lawsuit.
The complaint brought claims against Honeywell, Safe Signal, Potter Electric Signal Co., and Pace Supply Corp. for negligence, negligent recall, strict liability for manufacturer defect and design defect, breach of express warranty, breach of implied warranty of merchantability, breach of implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose, implied contractual indemnity, unfair business practices, tort of another, and declaratory relief.
- Heat Detector Recall Lawsuit
- Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall Lawsuit
- Photoelectric Smoke Alarms Lawsuit
See all related product liability lawsuits our attorneys covered so far.
Do I Have a Potter Fire Alarm Lawsuit?
The Products Liability Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Potter Fire Alarm Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If your child or other loved one was injured by a recalled fire alarm, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.