Blocked sensor prompts recall of 452000 Kidde smoke alarms

Kidde is recalling 452,000 Kidde "Dual Sensor" smoke alarms due to a risk of consumers not being alerted to a fire in their home.

According to a release, a protective yellow cap was left on during the manufacturing process that can cover one of the two smoke sensors affecting the alarm's ability to detect smoke.

Models PI2010 and PI9010 are being recalled.

"We're asking people to think about where their smoke alarm is placed, and whether they need at least one more in their home to ensure they have the time to get out, stay out and call 999". Both have date codes of 2016 Sep.

Those with these affected smoke alarms to urged to remove them and visually inspect them for the presence of the aforementioned yellow cap.

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Consumers should not attempt to take apart the alarm, open the casing, or otherwise remove the yellow cap themselves, the commission said.

Immediately contact Kidde to receive instructions and request a free replacement smoke alarm.

No smoke alarms installed by Sioux City Fire Rescue are involved with the recall.

Review the below Identification Guide to help determine if you have an affected smoke alarm.

For more information, consumers can call Kidde toll-free at 833-551-7739 from 8:30 a.m.to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Myrtle Hill