Friday, March 23, 2018

Recall – Certain Kidde Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms


Kidde, in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has
announced a recall to replace certain Kidde dual sensor smoke alarms. This recall involves two
models of Kidde Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms: models PI2010 and PI9010. A copy of the CPSC
press release is enclosed.

This replacement program was initiated because certain dual sensor (photoelectric or ionization)
smoke alarms were left with a yellow cap in place during the manufacturing process. The cap 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 in their home.

Consumers should remove the alarm from the wall/ceiling and visually inspect it through the
opening on the side of the alarm for the presence of a yellow cap. Consumers should not attempt to
take apart the alarm, open the casing, or otherwise remove the yellow cap themselves. If a yellow
cap is present, the consumer should immediately contact Kidde to receive instructions and request
a free replacement smoke alarm. They should remove and discard the recalled smoke alarm only
after they receive and install the replacement alarm. If no yellow cap is present, consumers should
reinstall the smoke alarm and no further action is needed.

If you receive inquiries please immediately direct them to contact Kidde at (833) 551-7739
between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday-Friday (excluding holidays), or between 9 a.m. and 3
p.m. during the weekend. They may also visit and click on “Product Safety
Recall” for more information. 

Deputy Chief Glenn Johnson
Auburn Fire Rescue Department
Media Relations