Company recalls smoke alarms because they may not sound the alert
Posted March 27, 2018
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is issuing a recall for Kidde dual-sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms – models PI2010 and PI9010. The company says a yellow cap left on during the manufacturing process can cover one of the two smoke sensors and hamper the alarm’s ability to detect smoke. This poses a risk of consumers not being alerted to a fire. Approximately 452,000 affected units were sold in the U.S.
Kidde will replace the smoke alarms. Contact the company toll-free at 833-551-7739 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, or online at www.kidde.com and click on “Product Safety Recall” for more information.
In the meantime, consumers should remove the alarm from the wall or ceiling and visually inspect it through the opening on the side of the alarm for the presence of a yellow cap. Do not try to take the alarm apart, open the casing, or otherwise remove the yellow cap, if it is present. Instead, immediately contact Kidde for instructions and request a free replacement smoke alarm. If no yellow cap is present, consumers should reinstall the smoke alarm and no further action is necessary.
Do not remove and discard the recalled smoke alarm until after you receive and install the replacement.
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