The Vancouver Fire Department has received a notice from the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) that bedside fire alarms it has installed in some Vancouver homes have been recalled.
This recall affects Lifetone Technology bedside fire alarms/clocks, model number HLAC151. The bedside alarm/clock is an assistive alerting device intended for use by people who are deaf or hard of hearing. The alarm detects a signal given by existing smoke detectors and emits a lower-frequency warning tone that may be better heard by those with mild to severe hearing loss. It also flashes the word “Fire” on a digital display, gives an audible emergency signal of “Fire get out” in English and Spanish, and has an optional bed shaker.
In the defective units, the digital display on the front of the alarm does not work and the optional bed shaker does not operate during an alarm.
Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli urges residents who received these fire alarms from the Vancouver Fire Department from 2016 through 2018 to immediately stop using them if the digital display is not working and call Lifetone Technology at 1-800-648-7923 during business hours (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Standard Time) to receive a prepaid mailing label for returning the alarm and instructions on receiving a free replacement alarm.
The CPSC said there have been no reports of injuries because of the malfunctioning product.
For more information regarding the recall, you can visit www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/Lifetone-Technology-Recalls-Bedside-Fire-Alarm-and-Clocks-Due-to-Failure-to-Fully-Alert-Consumers-to-a-Fire.