Archive for Tuesday, July 14, 2009

City urges residents to check for recalled smoke alarms

July 14, 2009

The city is advising Lansing residents to check their homes for smoke alarms that have been voluntarily recalled.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently announced the voluntary recall of certain Kidde Model PI2000 Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms. According to the commission, an electrostatic discharge can damage the unit, causing it not to warn consumers of a fire.

The recalled model may be among smoke alarms distributed locally through nonprofit programs, the city said.

The alarms can be identified by two buttons, “HUSH” and “PUSH AND HOLD TO TEST WEEKLY,” which are located on the front/center of the alarm. The model number and date code are on the back of the smoke alarm. Only date codes 2008 Aug.01 through 2009 May 04 are included in this recall.

The firm has received two reported incidents of smoke alarm malfunctions involving electrostatic discharge during installation. No injuries have been reported.

For additional information, contact Brian Duncan at (913) 727-3000 or duncan@lansing.ks.us.

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