Kidde Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms - Recalled
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 (AC/hardwired) and PI9010 (DC/battery). Further description of these two models can be found on the CPSC press release, available online.
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 to consumers by not being alerted to a fire in their home.
Inspect and Replace
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 (see photo above).
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.
Kidde can be contacted at (833) 551-7739 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST Monday-Friday (excluding holidays), or between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. during the weekend.
You may also visit www.Kidde.com and click on “Product Safety Recall” for more information. If you have further questions please contact the Code Compliance and Enforcement Unit at (978) 567-3375.