Each year, thousands of house fires cause damage and destruction in America. For most homeowners, the number one way they protect their property is by using a smoke detector.
However, one popular smoke detector company has just announced that hundreds of thousands of units may not actually detect smoke! They have now issued a massive recall.
According to reports, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of about 452,000 smoke alarms due to the risk that one of its built-in covers could block the device's ability to detect smoke.
"The recall announced Wednesday, March 21 also covers another 40,000 of the Kidde dual-sensor smoke alarms sold in Canada. Affected Kidde smoke alarms include models PI2010 and PI9010 and will have the date code '2016 Sep. 10 through 2017 Oct. 13' on the back, according to the release," reported Mlive.
"A yellow cap left on during the manufacturing process can cover one of the two smoke sensors and compromise the smoke alarm's ability to detect smoke, posing a risk of consumers not being alerted to a fire in their home," the commission reports in its release.
So, go home and check your detector! If you have one of the defective products, be sure to discard it only after you have installed a replacement detector.
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