Recall: Kidde Hard-wired Smoke and Combination Smoke/carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms Model i12010S
On 2014-09-11, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Kidde Hard-wired Smoke and Combination Smoke/carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms Model i12010S due to a potential Alarm Failure hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2014 for about $30 to $50.
About 1 million units are involved in this Walter Kidde Portable Equipment smoke alarm recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 3rd recall of products in the Fire, Smoke & CO Alarms category in 2014.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 7 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (844) 553-9011
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What is the problem?
The alarms could fail to alert consumers of a fire or a CO incident following a power outage.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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 alarms with sealed 10-year batteries.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/41109r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at CED, City Electric Supply, HD Supply, Home Depot, Menards Inc. and other retailers, electrical distributors and online at Amazon.com, HomeDepot.com and shopkidde.com from January 2014 through July 2014 for between $30 and $50.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
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.
Kidde toll-free at (844) 553-9011 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.kidde.com and click on Recalls for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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