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Posted on: March 23, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms Due to Risk of Failure

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Kidde, in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has announced a recall to replace certain Kidde dual sensor smoke alarms. This recall involves two models of Kidde Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms: models PI2010 and PI9010.

This replacement program was initiated because certain dual sensor (photoelectric or ionization) smoke alarms were left with a yellow cap in place during the manufacturing process. The cap can cover one of the two smoke sensors and compromise the smoke alarm’s ability to detect smoke, posing a risk of consumers not being alerted to a fire in their home.

Consumers should remove the alarm from the wall/ceiling and visually inspect it through the opening on the side of the alarm for the presence of a yellow cap. Consumers should not attempt to take apart the alarm, open the casing, or otherwise remove the yellow cap themselves. If a yellow cap is present, the consumer should immediately contact Kidde to receive instructions and request a free replacement smoke alarm. They should remove and discard the recalled smoke alarm only after they receive and install the replacement alarm. If no yellow cap is present, consumers should reinstall the smoke alarm and no further action is needed.

If you have any questions please call Kidde directly at (833) 551-7739 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday-Friday (excluding holidays), or between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

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