PhotoSignal Communications of Woburn, Mass., is recalling about 3,500 fire alarm pull stations.


The pull handle on the fire alarm pull station can break when manually pulled and fail to activate the alarm system.


The company has received one report of the pull handle breaking and failing to activate during routine testing. No injuries have been reported.


This recall involves National Time & Signal 541S fire alarm pull stations. The red and white rectangular pull stations have “National Time” printed on the bottom.


The fire alarm pull stations included in the recall have batch code 0805. The batch code is printed on a sticker inside the pull station. “PULL” is printed on the pull handle.


The pull stations, manufactured in China, were sold at National Time & Signal Corporation, and installed by electrical contractors, for use in educational, residential and business facilities in the Michigan area from October 2005, through April 2007, for about $25.


What to do


Consumers should immediately contact National Time & Signal to schedule a free inspection and repair. National Time & Signal is contacting all purchasers of the recalled pull stations directly.


Consumers may contact National Time & Signal toll-free at 844-856-9177 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at or online at or and click on Safety Notices and Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.



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