Few things are as basic and integral to the safety of a home as the humble smoke detector. Everyone has to have one and you should stay on top of making sure all of the batteries are still good and that you didn't forget to screw it all the way back in after burning your brussel sprouts. The US Consumer Product Safety Commision recently recalled Kidde dual-sensor smoke alarms for failing to detect smoke.
Not all Kidde smoke alarms are being recalled, just models PI2010 and PI9010 due to a yellow cap that was left on one of the sensors during manufacturing. If you're unsure if this is the model you have, you can visit the Kidde website and click on the Product Safety Recall option. You can also call Kidde toll-free at 833-551-7739.
The US CPSC estimates that there are about 452,000 of these models sold in the U.S and 40,000 in Canada. No injuries or incidents have been reported.
Let's see what the USCPSC has to say over on their surprisingly quirky Twitter account.
#Recall: About 452,000 Kidde (@kiddesafety) dual-sensor smoke alarms; Risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire. If a yellow cap is present, get a free replacement smoke alarm. CONTACT: 833-551-7739 or //t.co/l1pd4s4an8. Full recall notice //t.co/DVNhF9fakb pic.twitter.com/OQjboYKAA3— US Consumer Product Safety Commission (@USCPSC) March 21, 2018
Ok that wasn't a quirky tweet at all, but still 10/10 for getting the word out there.
Stay safe everybody! And even if you don't have a Kidde smoke alarm, maybe use this as a friendly reminder to check your smoke alarm batteries.