September 11, 2014 – Kidde Recalls Smoke and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms Due to Alarm Failure
Name of Product: Kidde hard-wired smoke and combination smoke/carbon monoxide (CO) alarms
Hazard: The alarms could fail to alert consumers of a fire or a CO incident following a power outage.
Remedy: Replace. Consumer Contact: Kidde toll-free at (844) 553-9011 from 8am to 5pm Eastern Time Monday through Friday or online at www.kidde.com and click on Recalls for more information.
Recall Details: Units – About 1.2 million in the United States and about 112,000 in Canada
Description: This recall involves Kidde residential smoke alarm model i12010s with manufacture dates between December 18, 2013 and May 13, 2014, combination smoke/CO alarm il2010sco with manufacture dates between December 30, 2013 and May 13, 2014 and combination smoke/CO alarm model KN-COSM-IBA with manufacture date between October 22, 2013 and May 13, 2014. They are hard-wired into a home’s electric power. the il2010s and il2010sco come with sealed 10 year batteries inside. The KN-COSM-IBA model has a compartment on the front for installation of replaceable AA backup batteries.
The alarms are white, round and measure about 5 to 6 inches in diameter. Kidde is engraved on the front of the alarm. Kidde, the model number and manufacture dates are printed on a label on the back of the alarm. “Always On” is also engraved on the front of the alarms with sealed 10-year batteries.
Incident/injuries: None reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact Kidde for a free replacement smoke or combination smoke/CO alarm. Consumers should keep using the recalled alarms until they install replacement alarms.