According to the Los Angeles Times Wire Services, Honeywell International Inc. recalled about 1,000 control panels used in home alarm systems because of a faulty memory chip.
The Apex Destiny 6100 and 6100AN Security System Control Panels are used to sound an alarm during a fire or break-in. The chips, made by Xicor Inc. of Milpitas, Calif., might lose programming during a power outage of more than four hours, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
The system failed to alert homeowners in at least three incidents, although no injuries or property damage were reported. The security systems were sold to alarm dealers from January to March, the statement said. Honeywell is contacting customers and providing replacement control panels.