There is a recall on Kidde Smoke Alarms! There is a recall on around 452,000 units in the U.S. and 40,000 that were sold in Canada. If you have a Kidde Smoke Alarm with the model numbers PI2010 and PI9010 and the date code printed on the back of the alarm that falls between Sept. 10, 2016, and Oct. 13, 2017, the model is affected.
It was discovered that there was a yellow cap left on the unit during production that can possibly cover a sensor that would cause the unit to not be able to detect smoke.
Consumers should inspect the unit visually through the opening on the side of the alarm for the presence of a yellow cap. Do not take apart the alarm, open the casing or remove the yellow cap. If a yellow cap is visible, contact the company to receive instructions and to request a new unit. Remove and discard the recalled smoke alarm only after you receive and install the replacement alarm.
If there is no yellow cap visible, then that unit is safe to use. It is not part of the defective unit recall.
These smoke alarms were distributed at Walmart, Home Depot and Menards, as well as online through Amazon.com and other sellers.
Contact information – Kidde toll-free at 833-551-7739 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, or online at www.kidde.com and click on “Product Safety Recall” for more information.