WASHINGTON, DC – A news story posted on cbslocal.com reports that the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced that Kidde has initiated the recall of 226,000 “Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms” and “TruSense Smoke Alarms.” The recall was initiated after discovering specific models of Kiddie smoke alarms and combination smoke-carbon monoxide detection alarms due to a risk of the devices “failing to warn of a fire.”
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the agency is not aware of any injuries or fatalities reported. The CPSC stated its concern that the recalled alarms fail to alert consumers of a fire that may result in injuries and deaths.
The Kidde “TruSense Smoke Alarms” and “Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms” were sold at Home Depot and Walmart retail stores. The recall Kidde alarms were also sold online at ShopKidde.com and Amazon.com. The recalled alarms were sold from May 2019 until September 2020 and were sold at a price point between $10 and $70.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission stated that the recalled alarms include “Kidde Model Series 2040, 2050, 2060, and 2070 Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide alarms.” Kiddie representatives stated that the recalled alarms with “the TruSense logo or ‘AMBER=FAULT’ printed on the front” are part of the recall.
The following models’ numbers are affected by the recall include:
- 2040-DSR – Smoke
- 2050-DS10 – Smoke
- 2060-ASR – Smoke
- 2070-VDSCR – Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide
- 2070-VASCR – Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide
- 2070-VDSR – Smoke
- 2070-VASR – Smoke
The model numbers are located on the unit’s back. To view more information about the Kiddie alarm recall, you can victim the CPSC’s website here. Customers who have the recalled alarms may contact Kidde to receive a free replacement.