Heat detectors recalled
Interstate Engineering of Dallas, Texas, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling some 40,000 heat detectors sold under the following private label brand names: MasterGuard, model MG-50/70; Responsive, model TR170; and Rescue II, model R-50FT. The devices can fail to alarm or alarm for a shorter period than intended when fire is present. The detectors are mechanical and do not use batteries or electricity.
They were sold nationwide primarily through in-home demonstrations and sales parties during 1998. Consumers may obtain a free replacement for any of these detectors by calling (888) 516-0019 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday EDT.