Kidde Smoke/CO Alarm Recall [US & Canada]

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US/Washington & Canada/Ottawa: Kidde Combination Smoke/CO Alarm Recall [US & Canada]Kidde recalls an estimated 5.1 million Combination Smoke/CO Alarms due to suspected operational failure, a serious health and safety hazard. CPSC:; HCSC:

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Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves certain Kidde NightHawk Talking Combo Smoke/CO Alarm with model number KN-COSM-IB and manufacture dates between June 1, 2004 and December 31, 2010.

The recalled Alarms are hard-wired into a home’s electric power and each unit has a compartment on the back for the installation of a replaceable 9 volt backup battery. The Alarm itself is white, round and measures approximately 5 to 6 inches in diameter. The brand, “Kidde” is engraved on the front of the alarm as it is on the back, along with the model number and manufacture dates.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled Alarms can be found on the Web site above.

According to the CPSC, the Alarm can fail to continue to chirp when it reaches its seven-year end of life if the batteries are replaced, leading owners to believe it is still working. This poses a risk of homeowners not being alerted to a fire or CO incident in their home.

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact Kidde toll-free at 1-855-239-0490 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can visit the company’s Web at and click on the “Product Safety Notice” link for more information.

Please note: this is a joint recall from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) and Health Canada (“HCSC”).

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Additional information about this recall:
CPSC recall number: 17-031
HCSC ID number: RA-60990
Recalls Direct RIN: 7957-2016
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