Kidde Recalls Some Smoke Alarms For Alert Failure
According to KARE 11 about 452,000 Kidde smoke alarms have been recalled because they may not alert people to a fire according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
These particular smoke alarms were sold at Menards, Home Depot, Target and many other stores and web sites from September 2016 through January 2018. The recalled alarms are the Kidde dual-sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms, models PI2010 and PI9010.
The issue with these particular smoke alarms is caused by a yellow cap that was left on during manufacturing that can cover one of the two smoke sensors and compromise the alarms ability to alert the presence of smoke. Consumers are being told not to try and take the alarm apart in any capacity or to attempt to pull off the yellow cap.
If you see one of the yellow caps on your smoke detector contact Kidde immediately for a replacement model. Kidde can be reached toll-free at 833-551-7739 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, or online at www.kidde.com. Click on "Product Safety Recall" for more information.