5.6.21 – USA Today
About 226,000 smoke detectors and combination smoke-carbon monoxide alarms are being recalled because they may “fail to alert consumers to a fire.”
The nationwide recall is for Kidde TruSense Smoke Alarms and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms that were sold at Walmart, Home Depot, Menards, Amazon and other stores between May 2019 and September 2020, according to a recall notice posted Thursday on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.
No incidents or injuries have been reported, the notice said. The seven recalled alarm models sold for between $10 and $70.
“Consumers should immediately contact Kidde for a free replacement alarm,” the notice states. “Consumers should keep using the recalled alarms until they install replacement alarms.”
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The recalled units are Kidde Model Series 2040, 2050, 2060 and 2070 Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide 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.
Kidde has a guide on how to identify the affected models and to complete the recall at kiddetsalarmrecall.rsvpcomm.com. To submit a claim, you’ll need to upload two photos for each alarm in its installed location, but the guide urges not to remove the alarm until your replacement arrives.
According to the PDF version of the guide, replacement alarms should “arrive within 3 business days once the submission is completed in full.”
For questions, consumers can call Kidde toll-free 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. Learn more online at kiddetsalarmrecall.rsvpcomm.com or kidde.com.