On Wednesday March 21, 2018, Kidde recalled nearly 500K smoke alarms. Models PI2010 and PI9010, were manufactured with a protective yellow cap that covers one of the sensors. This yellow cap makes the device ineffective in detecting and alerting a fire.
Needless to say, this can result in a very dangerous situation for you and your family if you are relying on this smoke detector to keep you safe in your home.
The affected models, PI2010 and PI9010, were sold at many major retailers in the United States and Canada including Home Depot, Amazon.com, and Walmart to over 450K customers.
Kidde has advised that if you purchased one of these units, you should remove the device from their wall to inspect it. Examine the alarm through an opening on the side. If you see a yellow cap, then this is one of the recalled models and it should be replaced. Please make sure that you have a replacement alarm ready to install prior to removing the Kidde model. At no time should your home be without working smoke detectors.
If you find that you have one of the defective smoke detectors, you can contact Kidde to receive instructions and request a free replacement smoke alarm.
Call Kidde toll-free at 833-551-7739 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday
You can also contact the company online at www.kidde.com and click on “Product Safety Recall” for more information.
If the yellow cap is not part of the device, the smoke alarm is functional and no further action is required. You can feel free to reinstall the same unit, and rest easy that night.
To date, no reports of fatalities or injuries have been reported in relationship to these defective smoke detectors, however if there is any chance that you have one in your home, you must act right away.
Action from Centriq
Our Centriq team conducted a web search for these model numbers and found many units still available for purchase on eBay with no warning or link indicating that they were recalled. This is a potentially life threatening oversight.
Here at Centriq, the value that we want to bring to you and where we want to make an impact is by ensuring that there are no unsafe products hiding in your home. If you get into the habit of adding to Centriq all the products that you buy, you can reap the benefits of our service. If you own this smoke detector, and you have it in Centriq, you would have received our email informing you of the recall and of the potential danger to your home and family. Keep adding items to Centriq, and rest a little easier about your home safety!
You can find information from the CPSC regarding this recall on this website.
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