Kidde kn-cosm-ib recall

Kidde Recalls Talking Combination Smoke and CO Alarms

Product description

This recall involves Kidde NightHawk talking combo smoke/CO Alarm KN-COSM-IBCA and KN-COSM-ICA models with manufacture dates between June 1, 2004 and March 2011. The alarms are hard-wired into a home’s electric power.

The alarms are white, round and measure about 5 to 6 inches in diameter. “Kidde” is engraved on the front of the alarm. “Kidde”, the model number and manufacture dates are printed on a label on the back of the alarm. Model KN-COSM-IBCA has a compartment on the back for the installation of a replaceable 9V backup battery, while model KN-COSM-ICA does not have a battery backup.

Hazard identified

The alarm can fail to continue to chirp when it reaches its seven year end of life if the batteries are replaced or, for the model without a battery backup, if power is removed and then restored to the alarm. This could lead consumers to believe it is still working, which poses a risk to consumers not being alerted to a fire or carbon monoxide incident in their home.

Neither Health Canada nor Kidde has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of this product. In the United States, Kidde has received eight reports of incidents with no reported injuries.

Number sold

Approximately 1.5 million units were sold in Canada at various wholesalers and retailers and 3.6 million units were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were manufactured from June 2004 to March 2011.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor Kidde Canada Inc.
Vaughan
Ontario
CANADA Manufacturer Fyrnetics Ltd.
CHINA

Kidde Recalls Combination Smoke/CO Alarms Due to Alarm Failure

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Recall Summary

Name of Product: Kidde NightHawk combination smoke/carbon monoxide (CO) alarms

Hazard: The alarm can fail to continue to chirp when it reaches its seven year end of life if the batteries are replaced, leading consumers to believe it is still working. This poses a risk of consumers not being alerted to a fire or CO incident in their home.

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled alarms and contact Kidde directly for a free replacement alarm based on date of manufacture or a discount on a new alarm

Consumer Contact: Kidde toll-free at 855-239-0490 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.kidde.com and click on “Product Safety Notice” for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 3,600,000 (in addition 1.5 million were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves 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 alarms are hard-wired into a home’s electric power. The unit has a compartment on the back for the installation of a replaceable 9V backup battery. The alarm is white, round and measures about 5 to 6 inches in diameter. “Kidde” is engraved on the front of the alarm. “Kidde,” the model number and manufacture dates are printed on a label on the back on the alarm.

Incidents/Injuries: Kidde has received eight reports of incidents with the recalled alarms. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at: Electrical distributors and home centers nationwide and online at Amazon.com from June 2004 through December 2010 for between $40 and $65.

Importer: Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc., of Mebane, N.C.

Manufactured in: China

Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at: https://rsam.healthycanadians.gc.ca/manage_awr/edit_awr/60990/en

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Kidde has issued a recall for over 5 million combination smoke/carbon monoxide (CO) alarms in the United States and Canada, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a press release.

The company is recalling 3.6 million Kidde NightHawk talking combo smoke/CO alarms in the U.S. and another 1.5 million in Canada. Alarms with the model number KN-COSM-IB and manufacture dates between June 1, 2004 and Dec. 31, 2010 come under the recall.

On reaching its seven-year shelf life, if the batteries are replaced, the alarm can fail to chirp when the need arises. People can be led to believe that it is still operational when in reality it is not, exposing them to risks related to fire or carbon monoxide issues in their homes.

Kidde has received eight reports of incidents involving the recalled China-manufactured alarms but no injuries have been reported, according to the release.

The alarms, which were sold at stores across the nation as well as online at Amazon.com between June 2004 and Dec. 2010, have to be put out of use immediately. The company can be contacted for a free replacement or discount on a new alarm, depending on the date of manufacture.

Kidde smoke alarm recall issued for nearly 500,000 that could fail

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Fire safety product maker Kidde is recalling nearly 500,000 smoke alarms that could be faulty.

The company issued a recall for about 452,000 alarms in the U.S. and 40,000 in Canada after discovering that a yellow cap potentially left on during production could cover a sensor and prevent it from detecting smoke.

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Kidde said it had identified one report of a yellow cap on an alarm before it was installed in the buyer’s home. The company said it was not aware of any incidents or injuries connected to the defect.

The recall affects the Kidde dual-sensor smoke alarm models PI2010 and PI9010. If the date code printed on the back of the alarm falls between Sept. 10, 2016, and Oct. 13, 2017, the model is affected.

“Consumers should remove the alarm from the wall/ceiling and visually inspect it through the opening on the side of the alarm for the presence of a yellow cap,” Kidde warned in an alert through the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

But the company warned consumers not to take apart the alarm, open the casing or remove the yellow cap.

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“If a yellow cap is present, the consumer should immediately contact Kidde to receive instructions and request a free replacement smoke alarm,” the company said. “They should remove and discard the recalled smoke alarm only after they receive and install the replacement alarm.”

Kidde said that if there’s no yellow cap, “consumers should reinstall the smoke alarm and no further action is needed.”

The device was sold in stores throughout the country, including Walmart, Home Depot and Menards, as well as online through Amazon.com and other sellers.

It was made by Fyrnetics Limited in China.

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The company Kidde is recalling millions of combination smoke and carbon monoxide detectors because they can fail to chirp, even when the batteries are replaced, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. This is extremely dangerous because while you assume it’s working with fresh batteries, it’s not. Therefore you won’t be able to know when there’s a fire or carbon monoxide leak happening in your home.

The specific product impacted in the recall is the Kidde NightHawk talking combo smoke/CO alarm with the model number KN-COSM-IB, made between June 1, 2004 and December 31, 2010. You can find the model number, as well as the manufacture date, printed on a label on the back of the alarm, and can check the Kidde website to see if you have an affected alarm.

The alarms were sold at electrical distributors and home stores across the country, as well as on Amazon, from June 2004 through December 2010, and priced between $40 and $65.

You should immediately stop using your alarm if you have this model, and you can contact Kidde to get a free replacement alarm or a discount on a new one.

The Fire Technicians Network

Smoke Alarm RECALL (July 2009):
Kidde has announced a voluntary recall of their Model PI 2000CA dual sensor smoke alarms. Apparently an electro-static discharge can adversely affect the detector. Affected units were manufactured between January 1, 2009 and May 4, 2009. You can view all the details (and what you must do) here.

Fire Extinguisher RECALL (March 2009):
Affects Kidde XL Fire Extinguishers manufactured betwen October 2007 and April 2008 with model numbers FX210R and E-340-3. The extinguisher can lose pressure which could put the end-user at risk. Consumers are urged to check the pressure gauge to ensure it is still in the “green” range. They are also urged to contact Kidde Customer Support to verify that their extinguisher serial number does not fall within the range of this recall. The Customer Support number is listed below.

Commercial Fire Extinguisher RECALL (July 2005):
Affects Kidde 10 lb. industrial dry chemical fire extinguishers with black plastic Zytel® nylon valves in steel cylinders manufactured between 1991 and 2000. The nylon valves on these extinguishers can separate from the steel cylinder during the 6-year recharge service or shortly afterwards creating a safety hazard to fire extinguisher service personnel and consumers. DO NOT SERVICE THESE EXTINGUISHERS! More details concerning this recall and the replacement program can be found here.

Firex Smoke Alarm/Carbon Monoxide Detector RECALL:
Affects Maple Chase Company products that include Firex branded model 10000 and 12000 series smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. You may view additional information here.

Chemtronics 500 & 600 series Heat Detectors BULLETIN:
Kidde/Fenwal have issued a bulletin regarding the terminal strips located on the bottom of the affected detectors. Apparently some units were manufactured with “out of tolerance” rivets which may cause the entire terminal assembly to separate from the body of the detector. On supervised fire alarm circuits this would NOT cause a “trouble” signal as the terminal strip still provides a positive connection, however, the unit will fail to register an alarm condition. You can view additional information (including the corrective action you must take) here.

Technical Support Contacts:

Technical Support: +1 (888) 345-4407

Kidde recalls more than 5 million combo smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

Kidde is recalling 5.1 million combo smoke/CO alarms because they may not alert you if there’s a fire or carbon monoxide incident in your home, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

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This recall involves smoke/CO alarms with model number KN-COSM-IB and manufacture dates between June 1, 2004 and Dec. 31, 2010.

‘When the alarm reaches the end of its useful life, it issues an end of life chirp every thirty seconds,’ Kidde says in an online post. ‘If the battery is replaced when the unit is at its end of life, and the test button is pressed within 10 seconds thereafter, the unit will no longer issue an end of life chirp.’

So you may think your detector is properly working, only to discover in an emergency that it’s not!

An estimated 3.6 million of these alarms were sold nationwide in the United States via the big-box home stores, electrical distributors and on Amazon. Price points were reportedly between $40 and $65. An additional 1.5 million units were also sold in Canada.

Kidde says it has received word of eight incidents with the recalled alarms failing to work. But thankfully there have been no injuries.

If you have one of these detectors in your home, contact Kidde immediately for a free replacement alarm (based on date of manufacture) or a discount on a new alarm.

You can reach the company toll-free at 855-239-0490 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at Kidde.com.

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Kidde Recalls More Than 5 Million Combination Smoke, Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Kidde is recalling 3.6 million smoke alarms in the United States, and another 1.5 mllion in Canada, the company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Thursday.

The recall involves the Kidde NightHawk talking combo smoke/carbon monoxide alarm with model number KN-COSM-IB and manufacture dates between June 1, 2004 and Dec. 31, 2010.

The alarm can fail to continue to chirp when it reaches its seven year end-of-life, even if the batteries are replaced, leading consumers to believe it is still working. Kidde has received eight reports of incidents with the recalled alarms; no injuries have been reported.

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Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled alarms and contact Kidde for a free replacement alarm.

Consumer Contact: Kidde toll-free at 855-239-0490 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.kidde.com and click on “Product Safety Notice” for more information.

The Oakville Fire department is advising residents of a recent smoke and carbon monoxide detector recall.

The recall is for the Kidde residential talking combo smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, model NightHawk KN-COSM-IBCA and KN-COSM-ICA. Only alarms manufactured between June 1, 2004 and March 2011 are included in the recall.

The alarm can fail to continue to chirp when it reaches its seven-year end of life if the batteries are replaced or, for the model without a battery backup, if power is removed and then restored to the alarm. This could lead consumers to believe it is still working when it is not, posing a safety risk when it does not alert them to a fire or carbon monoxide incident in their home.

Neither Health Canada nor Kidde has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of this product. In the United States, Kidde has received eight reports of incidents with no reported injuries.

If you have a Kiddie talking combination smoke and CO alarm that is an AC/DC powered-device, check the model number and manufacture dates on the back of the alarm. If it is a recalled model, contact Kidde Canada toll-free at 1-888-784-2323 between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday regarding a free replacement smoke or combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarm. Do not take the alarm out of service until they receive a replacement.

For more information, visit Health Canada.