Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarm Due to Potential Safety Risk
By Deputy Chief Chuck Fields
March 31, 2018

Kidde has announced a recall of dual-sensor smoke alarms due to an error that can compromise the smoke alarm's ability to detect smoke. See the below release from the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the attached links from Kidde & the CPSC for additional information:

Name of product: Kidde dual-sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms – models PI2010 and PI9010.

Hazard: A yellow cap left on during the manufacturing process 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.

Remedy: Replace

Recall date: March 21, 2018

Units: About 452,000 in the U.S. (In addition, about 40,000 were sold in Canada.)

Attachment Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms Due to Risk of Failure to Alert Consumers to a Fire CPSC_gov.htm  (68k)
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