Kidde Recalls Residential Smoke Alarms and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms

Kidde Recalls Residential Smoke Alarms and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms

Source of this recall notice: Health Canada

Kidde Recalls Residential Smoke Alarms and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms

 

Starting date: September 11, 2014

Posting date: September 11, 2014

Type of communication: Consumer Product Recall

Subcategory: Household Items, Electronics

Source of recall: Health Canada

Issue: Product Safety

Audience: General Public

Identification number: RA-41109

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Kidde

Affected products

This recall involves Kidde branded AC/DC powered residential smoke alarms and combination smoke/CO alarms, models KN-COSM-IBACA, i12010S-CO-CA and i12010S-CA.

Product description

Products affected by this recall:
Description Model Number Kidde Part Number UPC Code Manufacture Date
AC/DC Combination Alarm 120v with front load battery backup KN-COSM-IBACA 900-0119 0-47871-00119-4 November 19, 2013-May 13, 2014
AC/DC combination alarm 120v with 10 year sealed battery backup i12010S-CO-CA i12010S-CO-CA 0-47871-10607-3 March 14, 2014-May 13, 2014
AC/DC smoke alarm 120v with 10 year sealed battery backup i12010S-CA i12010S-CA 0-47871-10608-0 March 11, 2014 – May 13, 2014

These alarms are white, round, and approximately 5 to 6 inches in diameter, with an engraved Kidde logo on the front. They are AC/DC powered and capable of hardwired interconnect.

Labels indicating the model number and date code are located on the back of the device. The date code consists of the year of manufacture, the month of manufacture and the day of manufacture in the YYYY Month XX format.

Hazard identified

Should a power outage occur at the same second that the device is performing a once-per-minute sensor health check, the device may go into a “latched” mode, causing it not to alarm in the presence of smoke and/or carbon monoxide.  An affected device will sound if it receives a signal from an alarm in the same interconnected system. Once power is restored, a latched device will sound an alarm regardless of the presence of smoke and/or carbon monoxide.

Neither Kidde nor Health Canada have received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these products. Kidde discovered the issue during an internal quality check.

Number sold

Approximately 112,000 units were sold in Canada at various retailers and 670,000 units were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

Model KN-COSM-IBACA was sold between January 2, 2014 and May 13, 2014. Models i12010S-CO-CA and i12010SCA were sold between April 17, 2014 and May 13, 2014.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer

Fyrnetics Limited
Hong Kong
CHINA

Distributor

Kidde Canada Inc.
Vaughan
Ontario
CANADA

What you should do

You should immediately check the model number and date code on your smoke alarms or combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to determine if any of your devices are included in the recall.  If so, you should contact Kidde Canada directly toll-free at 1-888-784-2323 between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday regarding a free replacement smoke or combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarm. Please do not take the alarm out of service until you receive a replacement.

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