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Kidde Recalls Over 200K Smoke Alarms Over Failure To Warn Of Fire

CBS Pittsburgh logoCBS Pittsburgh 5/6/2021 Syndicated Local – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Kidde has issued a recall for thousands of smoke alarms and combination smoke-carbon monoxide detection alarms due to a risk of them failing to warn of fire.

The recall includes 226,000 “TruSense Smoke Alarms” and “Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms.”

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(Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission)

So far, the Consumer Product Safety Commission says no incidents or injuries have been reported as a result; however, they are concerned that the alarm can fail to alert consumers to a fire.

The alarms were sold nationwide in Walmart and Home Depot stores, as well as online at and

They were sold from May 2019 through September 2020 and cost between $10 and $70.

The CPSC says the recalled alarms are Kidde Model Series 2040, 2050, 2060 and 2070 Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide alarms. They say that alarms with “the TruSense logo or ‘AMBER=FAULT’ printed on the front” are included in the recall.

Here are the models and alarm types:

  • 2040-DSR – Smoke
  • 2050-DS10 – Smoke
  • 2060-ASR – Smoke
  • 2070-VDSCR – Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide
  • 2070-VASCR – Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide
  • 2070-VDSR – Smoke
  • 2070-VASR – Smoke

Model numbers can be found on the back.

For more information on the recall, visit the CPSC’s website here.

Those who have the alarm can contact Kidde for a free replacement.


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