National Time Fire Alarm Pull Stations Recalled by Signal Communications Due to Failure to Alert Consumers

Recall Date: August 3, 2016


Recall Summary


Name of Product: Fire alarm pull stations

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

Remedy: Repair

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.

Consumer Contact: National Time & Signal toll-free at 844-856-9177 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or email


 Recall Details

Units: About 3,500

Description: 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.

Incidents/Injuries: Signal Communications has received one report of the pull handle breaking and failing to activate during routine testing. No injuries have been reported.

Sold by: National Time & Signal Corporation, which were installed by electrical contractors, for use in educational and commercial facilities in the Michigan area, from October 2005 through April 2007.

Distributors: Signal Communications Corp., of Woburn, Mass. and National Time & Signal Corp., of Wixom, Mich.



Photo 1: National Time & Signal fire alarm pull station


Photo 2: National Time & Signal fire alarm pull station batch code location


Photo 3: National Time & Signal fire alarm pull station with defective pull handle

Note: Defective pull handles may exhibit peeling paint and physical warping of material.

National Time & Signal apologizes for the inconvenience this recall may cause. The company is taking all necessary steps to remedy the situation and ensure the safety and effectiveness of its products.