Bosch Security Systems Recalls Fire Control Panels Due to Fire Alarm Failure

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–January 17, 2014.  Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: January 16, 2014
Recall number: 14-711

  • Bosch GV4 control panel.
    Bosch GV4 control panel.

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Bosch GV4Fire Alarm Control Panels 

Hazard:  The notification appliance circuit module can cause the panels to fail to activate an audible or visual alarm in the event of a fire.

Consumer Contact:  Bosch Security Systems Inc., at (800) 289-0096, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Tuesday through Friday or online at and click on Customer Care for more information.

Recall Details

Units:  About 2,000

Description:  The recall involves G-series Fire Alarm Control Panels that are professionally installed and have model numbers that end in GV4 and use D192G Notification Appliance Circuit (NAC) modules. The NAC module monitors the circuit connections and signals when alarms are not operational. The Bosch name, logo and model number D9412GV4, D7412GV4 or D7212GV4 are on the board of recalled GV4 fire alarm control panels. The control panels and modules are used in residences and commercial facilities and can be mounted inside a variety of enclosures with a minimum size of 16 inches x 16 inches x 3.5 inches, which may or may not be labeled with the Bosch name or logo.

Incidents/Injuries:  None reported.  

Remedy:  Consumers who have a recalled GV4 control panel with a D192G NAC module should contact Bosch or their certified professional installer for a free repair. Bosch has contacted their distributors and installers and sent installers a service bulletin telling them how to correct the problem.

Sold through:  Authorized distributors and certified professional installers nationwide from January 2012 to December 2012. The circuit module sold for about $90. 

Manufacturer:  Bosch Security Systems Inc., of Fairport, N.Y.

Manufactured in:  China

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