1.3 Million Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Recalled – DailyFinance
More than 1 million alarms intended to alert people to smoke and carbon monoxide in their homes are being recalled because of a defect that could cause them to fail, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Thursday.
The Kidde smoke alarms and combination smoke detector/CO alarms are hard-wired, and can fail following a power outage, the CPSC said. About 1.2 million were sold in the U.S. and about 112,000 were sold in Canada. The problem, Kidde said, is in the programming code of the devices.
The recalled Kidde residential smoke alarm is model i12010S, manufactured between Dec. 18, 2013 and May 13, 2014. Combination smoke/CO alarm model il2010SCO, manufactured between Dec. 30, 2013 and May 13, 2014, and combination smoke/CO alarm model KN-COSM-IBA, manufactured between Oct. 22, 2013 and May 13, 2014, were also recalled.