January 22, 2013

Siemens Recalls Temperature and Humidity Sensors

Name of product: Q-Series Temperature and Humidity Sensors

Units: About 57,000

Manufacturer: Siemens Industry, Inc., of Buffalo Grove, Ill.

Hazard: The sensors can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Description: 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

The model number is located on the sensor's circuit board inside the unit.

Sold by: Siemens sales offices, partners, resellers and installers from June 2007 through August 2012 for between $200 and $400.

Remedy: 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.

Consumer Contact: Siemens at (800) 516-9964 from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at http://w3.usa.siemens.com/buildingtechnologies go to Product Safety Recall.