Kidde is recalling millions of NightHawk combination smoke/carbon monoxide (CO) alarms sold in the United States and Canada. 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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