A recall has been issued for over 400,000 Kidde smoke alarms in the United States because there is the possibility that the product could not alert consumers to a fire.

According to Kidde and United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), a yellow cap left on during the manufacturing process can cover one of the two smoke sensors and compromise the smoke alarm’s ability to detect smoke, posing a risk of consumers not being alerted to a fire.

The products involved in the recall are:

Kidde dual-sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms – models PI2010 and PI9010

The alarms were sold at department stores including Walmart, Home Depot among others. Plus, on websites including Amazon and Kidde between September 2016 and January 2018.

Credit CPSC
Credit CPSC

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