Kidde recalls thousands of alarms that could fail to detect smoke

Published: Mar. 21, 2018 at 11:45 AM CDT
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Check your smoke alarms.

Kidde is recalling thousands of smoke detectors sold in the United States that could possibly fail to alert people to a fire.

The detectors are Kidde dual-sensor smoke alarms - models PI 2010 and PI 9010.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says a yellow cap left on during manufacturing can cover one of the smoke sensors. That could impact the device's ability to sense smoke.

The recalled units were sold at Menards, Home Depot, Walmart and another retail stores. They were also sold online via Amazon and the Kidde website.

The devices were sold between Sept. 2016 and Jan. 2018. They cost $20-$40.

There are no reports of injuries stemming from the recalled units failing to go off.

Customers are being told to remove the alarm and look for the yellow cap. Report the yellow cap to Kidde for information on free replacement smoke alarm.

Consumers should not try to remove the cap or repair the alarm, Kidde says.

Consumers with questions can call Kidde at 833-551-7739 or visit this website: