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Smoke and combination smoke/CO alarms are being recalled by Kidde due to potential failure

Smoke and Combination Smoke:Carbon Monoxide Alarms Recalled Due to Risk of Failure to Alert Consumers to a FireKidde is recalling about 226,000 TruSense smoke alarms and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms.

The alarms can fail to alert consumers to a fire. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Kidde TruSense smoke alarms and combination smoke/CO alarms.

The recalled units are Kidde Model Series 2040, 2050, 2060, and 2070 smoke and combination smoke/CO alarms.

Only alarms with the TruSense logo or “AMBER=FAULT” printed on the front of the alarm are included in this recall. The model number is printed on the back of the alarm.

Model

Alarm Type

2040-DSR

Smoke

2050-DS10

Smoke

2060-ASR

Smoke

2070-VDSCR

Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide

2070-VASCR

Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide

2070-VDSR

Smoke

2070-VASR

Smoke

The alarms were sold at Walmart, Home Depot, Menards, and other department, home, and hardware stores and electrical distributors nationwide and online at Amazon.com, ShopKidde.com, and other online retailers from May 2019 through September 2020. The cost was between $10 and $70.

Consumers should immediately contact Kidde for a free replacement alarm, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advise. Consumers should keep using the recalled alarms until they install replacement alarms.

For more information, call Kidde at 844-796-9972 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET on Saturday or visit www.kiddetsalarmrecall.rsvpcomm.com or www.kidde.com and click on “Support” and then “Product Alerts.”

For details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.

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