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Maplewood FD: Kidde Recalls Smoke/CO Alarms

 

Kidde Fire Safety has issued a recall Kidde hard-wired smoke and combination smoke/carbon monoxide (CO) alarms, according to Maplewood Fire Chief Michael Dingelstedt.

In a press release issued on September 17, the chief wrote that the alarms could fail to alert consumers of a fire or a CO incident following a power outage.

The release reads as follows:

Kidde Fire Safety has issued a recall Kidde hard-wired smoke and combination smoke/carbonmonoxide (CO) alarms. The alarms could fail to alert consumers of a fire or a CO incident following a power outage.

While power remains out, an affected device will sound if it receives a signal from an alarm in the same interconnected system. Once power is restored, an affected device will sound an alarm regardless of the presence of smoke and/or carbon monoxide.

Approximately 1.2 million units were sold in the United States and about 112,000 in Canada.

This recall involves Kidde hardwired smoke alarms (model i12010S) and combination smoke/carbon monoxide (CO) alarms (models KN-COSM-IBA and i12010SCO) manufactured between October 22, 2014 and May 13, 2014. Battery-only alarms and alarms purchased prior to December 2013 are not affected.

The affected units were sold 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.

Consumers who purchased the recalled units should immediately contact 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. Consumers should keep using the recalled alarms until they install replacement alarms.

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