January 05, 2017

Performance Related Concern with Honeywell (Notifier and Fire-Lite brands) Wireless Smoke and Smoke/Thermal Detectors

  • Type of Notification: Performance Related Concern
  • FM Approval Status: FM Approved

Type of Notification: Performance Related Concern

 

FM Approvals has been made aware of a firmware defect that affects the performance of certain Honeywell (Notifier and Fire-Lite brands) wireless smoke and smoke/thermal detectors. 

 

Company Identity:                 Honeywell (Notifier and Fire-Lite)

Name:                                     Jon Potter, Regulatory Manager Honeywell Security and Fire

Address:                                12 Clintonville Road, Northford, CT 06472

Contact Information:             jonathan.potter@honeywell.com and 203-484-6405

 

Product Identity:                    Model FWD-200P (Notifier)

Description:                            Wireless photoelectric smoke detector

 

Product Identity:                    Model W-SD355 (Fire-Lite)

Description:                            Wireless photoelectric smoke detector

 

Product Identity:                    Model W-SD355T (Fire-Lite)

Description:                            Wireless photoelectric smoke/thermal detector

 

FM Approval Status: Currently FM Approved

 

Hazard Involved:  The referenced detectors may not communicate a fire alarm condition if certain environmental factors are present at an installation site.  Although not directly affected, the wireless gateway is necessary to enable the wireless communications of the detector and is central to the resolution. To address the potential issue with the wireless detector, a firmware update will be required on the wireless gateway module.  Since the FWSG (Notifier) or W-GATE (Fire-Lite) gateway is a required component in a SWIFT wireless system, an update to the respective gateway will be the most efficient method to resolve the issue.  A firmware update will be required on all gateways manufactured between October 13, 2014 and December 15, 2016. See the attached Safety Bulletins.

 

As indicated in the attached Safety Bulletins, please contact your local Notifier or Fire-Lite distributor for a downloadable firmware upgrade. Technical support is available by contacting Notifier or Fire-Lite Technical Services using the contact information in the Safety Bulletins.

Using This Product?

If you suspect that you are in possession of the affected modules bearing the FM Approvals certification marking, please bring that to the attention of:

Antonio Pires

Norwood, MA, United States

+1 (1) 781-255-4825

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