Kidde Recalls 94,000 Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms; Can Fail to Warn of a Fire
July 10, 2009 Kidde has recalled the Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms. An electrostatic discharge can damage the unit, causing it not to warn consumers of a fire.
This recall involves Kidde dual sensor smoke alarms model PI2000. The alarms can be identified by two buttons, "HUSH" and "PUSH AND HOLD TO TEST WEEKLY," which are located on the front/center of the alarm. The model number and date code are on the back of the smoke alarm. Only date codes 2008 Aug.01 through 2009 May 04 are included in this recall. The units were sold at retail, department, and hardware stores and through electrical distributors nationwide from August 2008 through May 2009 for between $30 and $40.
Consumers should contact Kidde immediately to receive a free replacement smoke alarm.
For additional information, contact Kidde toll-free at (877) 524-2086 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.kidde.com.
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recall product, please go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09266.html.