Archive for Thursday, July 16, 2009

Smoke alarm product recalled

July 16, 2009

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently announced the voluntary recall of certain smoke alarm. The product is the Kidde Model PI2000 Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms.

According to the safety commission, an electrostatic discharge while installing the product can damage the unit, causing it not to warn consumers of a fire.

In addition to in stores, this particular model may be among smoke alarms distributed locally through non-profit programs.

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 Aug. 1, 2008 through May 4 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


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