Major Smoke Alarm Recall Announced

On Thursday, May 6th, Kidde United Technologies, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Protection Commission, (CPSC), announced a voluntary recall of roughly 226,000 smoke alarms and combination smoke alarm/carbon monoxide detectors over concerns that they fail to alert users as to the presence of fire. Seven product models, including Kidde Model Series 2040, 2050, 2060 and 2070 alarms, primarily sold at Walmart, Home Depot, and Menards from May, 2019, through September, 2020, are involved in the recall. Most of the recalled units will have the TruSense logo or “AMBER=FAULT” printed on the unit’s front. No injuries or fire incidents have occurred and the company emphasized that the recall was a precaution against any occurring. Affected consumers may contact Kidde on the company’s website or call 844-796-9972 during normal business hours to seek a full refund or free replacement.

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