Lisa Braxton

Kidde recalls millions of combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms

Blog Post created by Lisa Braxton Employee on Nov 14, 2016

Kidde is recalling millions of NightHawk combination smoke/carbon monoxide (CO) alarms sold in the United States and Kidde combo alarm being recalledCanada. According to Consumer Affairs, the alarm can fail to continue to chirp when it reaches its seven year end of life if the batteries are replaced, leading consumers to believe it’s still working. This poses a risk to consumers of not being alerted to a fire or CO incident in their home.

The company has received reports of incidents with the recalled alarms, but no injuries have been reported. The recall involves Kidde NightHawk talking combo smoke/CO alarm, model number KN-COSM-IB and manufacture dates between June 1, 2004 and December 31, 2010.

The alarms are hard-wired and the unit has a compartment on the back for a replaceable 9-volt battery. Consumers may contact Kidde online or call 855-239-0490.

 

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