For Immediate Release
Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms Due to Risk of Failure to Alert Consumers to a Fire.
Recall Summary 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. The recalled alarms were purchased at Wal-Mart, Menard's and Home Depot and also sold online at Amazon, ShopKidde.com and other websites from Sept. 2016 through Jan. 2018.
Recall date: March 21, 2018
Units: About 452,000 in the U.S.
Marshalltown Fire Department recommends residents check their smoke detectors. Remove the detector from its mounting bracket and check for the model number (PI2010 and PI9010) located on the back of the detector. Additionally, look at the side of the detector and see if the yellow cap mentioned in the recall is visible.
The recall says consumers should remove the alarm and inspect it to see if there's a yellow cap. If a cap is present, do not take the alarm apart, open the casing or remove the yellow cap.
If you purchased one of the alarms, call Kidde toll-free at 1-833-551-7739 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends. Consumers can also go online to www.kidde.com and click "Product Safety Recall" and request a free replacement.