On May 13th, 2015, Fire-Lite Alarms announced they had decided to discontinue the manufacture of ionization smoke detectors as of July 1, 2015.
In their announcement, Fire-Lite stated, in part, “As technology progressed, photoelectric and multi-criteria detectors
have evolved to provide comparable or better performance while delivering superior false alarm immunity. Due to their radioactive content, ionization detectors have also become more costly to manufacture and recycle.”
These detectors were labeled as Fire-Lite by Honeywell and System Sensor.
This follows a June, 2013 announcement from Siemens/Cerberus/Pyrotronics that they were discontinuing production of their ionization detectors.
Download the System Sensor announcement here: [wpdm_package id=19]