Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms

Kidde Fire

News from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, D.C. 20207

For Immediate Release
July 9, 2009
Release #09-266

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 524-2086
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms; Can Fail to Warn of a Fire

WASHINGTON, D.C.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with
the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Kidde Model Number PI2000 Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms

48055028

Units Effected: About 94,000 units

Manufacturer: Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc., of Mebane, N.C.

Hazard: An electro static discharge can damage the unit, causing it not to warn consumers of a fire.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reported incidents of smoke alarm malfunctions involving electro static discharge during installation. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Kidde dual sensor smoke alarms model number PI2000. The alarms can be identified by two buttons, “HUSH” and “PUSH AND HOLD TO TEST WEEKLY,”which are located on the front/center of the alarm. The model number and date code are on the back of the smoke alarm. Only date codes 2008 Aug.01 through 2009 May 04 are included in this recall.

Sold at: Retail, department, and hardware stores and through electrical distributors nationwide from August 2008 through May 2009 for between $30 and $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should contact Kidde immediately to receive a free replacement smoke alarm.

Customer Contact:
For additional information, contact Kidde toll-free at (877) 524-2086.
Between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.kidde.com.

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

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