Siemens Industry, Inc. announced a recall of Q-Series Temperature and Humidity Sensors. Four incidents of overheating and fires have been reported to Siemens. Two of the fires were in schools and two in hospitals. Minor damage was reported. No injuries have been reported.
The temperature and humidity sensors can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
The temperature and humidity sensors were sold from June 2007 through August 2012. This recall involves wall-mounted Q-series sensors that control heat, air conditioning and humidity inside commercial buildings, hospitals and schools. The sensors come in three designs: a blank cover, a cover with a digital display screen or a cover with a digital display screen and door. The sensors are either white or beige and have a Siemens, Talon, Staefa Control System, Staefa Control System/Talon logo or no logo. The recalled model numbers begin with QAA and QFA, and one with SB1. They are:
· QAA 2060, QAA 2063, QAA 2072, QAA 2073, QFA 2000, QFA 2001, QFA 2060, QFA 2071, QFA2072, QFA 3000, QFA 3001, QFA 3060, QFA 3071, and SB1-0834
Approximately 57,000 temperature and humidity sensors were sold at Siemens sales offices, partners, resellers and installers from June 2007 through August 2012 for between $200 and $400.
According to the recall notice, consumers should look to see if their sensors are currently operating on an AC power source and, if they are, consumers should immediately have the recalled sensors converted to a DC power source. Consumers should contact Siemens to schedule the installation of a free replacement sensor. Siemens is directly contacting owners of the recalled sensors. For additional information, consumers can contact Siemens at (800) 516-9964 from 7a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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Siemens Sensor – Biege Blank No Logo
Siemens Sensor – White Display Screen, Staefa/Talon label
Siemens Sensor – Beige Display Screen