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Over 200K smoke alarms recalled due to 'risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire'

KYW Radio Philadelphia logo KYW Radio Philadelphia 5/8/2021 Rebekah Sager
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Over 200,000 smoke alarms and combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are being recalled due to “risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire.”

Kidde and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission identified seven models, recommending that consumers with those units contact the company for a free replacement alarm.

"Consumers should immediately contact Kidde for a free replacement alarm," the notice stated. "Consumers should keep using the recalled alarms until they install replacement alarms."

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The recalled models are listed as: Kidde Model Series 2040, 2050, 2060 and 2070 smoke and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms. The alarms were primarily sold at Walmart, The Home Depot, Amazon.com and Menards from May 2019 through September 2020.

According to Kidde’s website, several of the recalled units will have the TruSense logo or "AMBER = FAULT" printed on the front.

No injuries or incidents related to the alarms have been reported so far, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

Consumers with the affected models can contact Kidde about registering for a replacement online or 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.

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