Recall: Kidde Model PI2000 Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms
On 2009-07-09, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Kidde Model PI2000 Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms due to a potential fire & burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2008 for about $30 to $40.
About 90,000 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 1st recall of products in the Fire, Smoke & CO Alarms category in 2009.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 800,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (877) 524-2086
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What is the problem?
An electrostatic discharge can damage the unit, causing it not to warn consumers of a fire.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
These items were sold new+ at Retail, department, and hardware stores and through electrical distributors nationwide from August 2008 through May 2009 for between $30 and $40.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
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
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received two reported incidents of smoke alarm malfunctions involving electrostatic discharge during installation. No injuries have been reported.
+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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