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Kidde recalls smoke and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms

The devices can fail to alert consumers to a fire.

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Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Company of Mebane, N.C., is recalling about 226,000 Kidde TruSense Smoke Alarms and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms.

The smoke alarm and the combination smoke/carbon monoxide (CO) alarm can fail to alert consumers to a fire.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Kidde TruSense Smoke Alarms and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms.

The recalled units are Kidde Model Series 2040, 2050, 2060 and 2070 Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide alarms. Only alarms with the TruSense logo or “AMBER=FAULT” printed on the front of the alarm are included in this recall.

The list of the model numbers, printed on the back of the alarms, may be found here.

The alarms, manufactured in China, were sold at Walmart, Home Depot, Menards and other department, home and hardware stores and electrical distributors nationwide, and online at Amazon.com, ShopKidde.com and other online retailers from May 2019, through September 2020, for between $10 and $70.

What to do

Consumers should immediately contact Kidde for a free replacement alarm. Consumers should keep using the recalled alarms until they install replacement alarms.

Consumers may contact Kidde toll-free at (844) 796-9972 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (ET) on Saturday or online at www.kiddetsalarmrecall.rsvpcomm.com, or www.kidde.com and click on “Support” at the top of the page, and then “Product Safety Notices” for more information.

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