RECALL ALERT: Kidde smoke alarms can fail to warn of fire

Make sure to check your smoke alarm today to keep your household safe

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- Kidde is voluntarily recalling around 226,000 of their smoke alarms and combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms over concerns that they may fail to alter consumers to a fire.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Kidde have identified seven models that were affected, they advise customers with those units to contact Kidde for a free replacement alarm.

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The recalled models are: 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, and Menards from May 2019 through September 2020.

Kidde’s website says that many of the recalled units will the TruSense logo or “AMBER=FAULT” printed on the front.

No incidents or injuries have been reported in relation to the alarms so far, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission website says.

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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