RECALL - RESIDENTIAL SMOKE ALARMS & COMBINATION SMOKE/CARBON MONOXIDE (CO) ALARMS

Published by Donna McCue

Published on November 30, 2016

Kidde Recalls Residential Smoke Alarms and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms

 

November 252016

On November 10, 2016, Kidde, Health Canada and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission jointly issued a recall of two models of the Kidde Nighthawk hard-wired combination smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms: model KN?COSM-IBCA (with battery backup) and model KN-COSM-ICA (without battery backup).  The recalled alarms were manufactured between June 1, 2004, and March 2011.

Under certain circumstances, the alarm can fail to continue to chirp when it reaches its end of life (after seven years), leading consumers to believe that it is still working.

 

Front of unit with wire connectors

 

Back of model KN-COSM-IBCA (with battery backup)

 

Back of model KN-COSM-ICA (without battery backup)

Approximately 1.5 million units were sold in Canada and 3.6 million units were sold in the United States.  Kidde has received eight reports of incidents in the United States.  No injuries related to the use of this product were reported.

Consumers should contact Kidde directly for a free replacement alarm based on date of manufacture or for a discount on a new alarm.  Consumers can contact Kidde Canada toll?free at 1-855-239-0490 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday.

Further details about this recall can be found on the Health Canada Web site and in the Kidde recall notice.