Universal Battery Powered Smoke Alarm Recall [US]

Universal Battery Powered Smoke Alarm Recall [US]

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US FlagUS/Washington: Universal Security Instruments, an Owings Mills, Maryland establishment, recalls an estimated 180,000 Battery Powered Smoke and Fire Alarms due to suspected operational failure and danger of unannounced fires with consequential smoke inhalation and property damage, all serious health and safety hazards.

CPSC: http://ht.ly/PrdZ30p6RLW

Direct link: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/Universal-Security-Instruments-Recalls-to-Inspect-Smoke-Alarms-Due-to-Risk-of-Failure-to-Alert-Consumers-to-a-Fire

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves certain Universal Security Instruments 10 year Battery-Operated Ionization Smoke and Fire Alarms with model numbers MI3050S and MI3050SB and with date codes between 2015JAN19 through 2016JUL11.

  • The Smoke Alarms are white in color and approximately 5-1/2 inches in diameter with the phrases, “Universal” and “Smoke & Fire Alarm” printed on the front cover of the Alarm. The label on the back of the Alarm lists the model number and date code.

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

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to the CPSC, the Smoke Alarms can have a misaligned internal switch causing the alarms to not activate properly, posing a risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire. The company has received 134 reports of failure to properly activate during installation.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Smoke and Fire Alarms, please do not use them. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to handle burns and/or smoke inhalation.

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact Universal Security Instruments at 1-877-612-6955 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday on the Web at http://www.UniversalSecurity.com and click on “Product Safety Notice” for more information.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected faulty and/or dangerous Smoke Alarms, please search for “smoke alarms” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Burn or Scald hazards, please search for “burn” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Asphyxiation hazards, please search for “asphyxiation” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to products made, marketed and/or sold by Universal Security Instruments, please search for “Universal Security” using the Search Box at the top of this page.


More information about this recall:
CPSC recall number: 19-162
Recalls Direct RIN: 11759-2019
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