Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarm Due to
Risk of Failure to Alert Consumers to a Fire.
Kidde announced on March 1, 2018 a recall of over 400,000 dualsensor
smoke alarms (models PI2010 and PI9010) in the United States. Kidde stated
that a yellow cap left on during the manufacturing process can cover one of the two
smoke sensors. This compromises the smoke alarm’s ability to detect smoke, which
poses a risk of consumers not being alerted to a fire inside their home.
Kidde recommends consumers should inspect their smoke alarms by removing the
alarm from the wall/ceiling and inspecting them visually through the opening on the
side of the alarm. If the presence of a yellow cap is identified, they should
immediately contact Kidde to receive instructions and request a free replacement
Contact Kidde toll-free at 833-551-7739 or online at www.kidde.com for more info.
Woodside Fire Protection District (WFPD) would like to encourage all residents to
check and test all of your smoke alarms even if they are not part of the Kidde recall.
Smoke alarms expire after ten years and should be replaced with new 10-year
lithium ion battery alarms and test them monthly to ensure they are working. Install
smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the
home (even the basement).
Carbon monoxide (CO) alarms are also required in all homes. Make sure to install
them per the manufacturer’s specifications and test them regularly.