Expanded Recall: Kidde Recalls Residential Smoke Alarms and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms

Starting date:
August 19, 2015
Posting date:
August 19, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-54652

Expansion of September 11, 2014 recall

Affected products

The September 11, 2014 recall involves Kidde branded AC/DC powered residential smoke alarms and combination smoke/CO alarms, models KN-COSM-IBACA, i12010S-CO-CA and i12010S-CA. This recall has been expanded to include one additional date code of model i12010S-CO-CA alarm.

Product description

Products affected by this recall:
Description Model Number Kidde Part Number UPC Code Manufacture Date
AC/DC Combination Alarm 120v with front load battery backup KN-COSM-IBACA 900-0119 0-47871-00119-4 November 19, 2013-May 13, 2014
AC/DC combination alarm 120v with 10 year sealed battery backup i12010S-CO-CA i12010S-CO-CA 0-47871-10607-3 March 14, 2014-May 13, 2014 and June 6, 2014
AC/DC smoke alarm 120v with 10 year sealed battery backup i12010S-CA i12010S-CA 0-47871-10608-0 March 11, 2014 - May 13, 2014

These alarms are white, round, and approximately 5 to 6 inches in diameter, with an engraved Kidde logo on the front. They are capable of hardwired interconnect.

Labels indicating the model number and date code are located on the back of the device. The date code consists of the year of manufacture, the month of manufacture and the day of manufacture in the YYYY Month DD format.

Hazard identified

Should a power outage occur at the same second that the device is performing a once-per-minute sensor health check, the device may go into a “latched” mode, causing it not to alarm in the presence of smoke and/or carbon monoxide. An affected device will sound if it receives a signal from an alarm in the same interconnected system. Once power is restored, a latched device will sound an alarm regardless of the presence of smoke and/or carbon monoxide.

Health Canada and Kidde received one report of a consumer incident related to the use of this product. Neither Kidde nor Health Canada have received any reports of consumer injuries related to the use of these products.

Number sold

Approximately 148,000 units were sold in Canada at various retailers and 670,000 units were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

Model KN-COSM-IBACA was sold between January 2, 2014 and May 13, 2014. Model i12010SCA alarms with date codes from March 11, 2014 to May 13, 2014 were sold between April 17, 2014 and May 13, 2014. Model i12010S-CO-CA alarms with date codes from March 14, 2014 to May 13, 2014 were sold from April 17, 2014 through May 13, 2014. Model i12010S-CO-CA alarms with date code June 6, 2014 were sold since June 22, 2014.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
Fyrnetics Limited
Hong Kong
CHINA
Distributor
Kidde Canada Inc.
Vaughan
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Customers should immediately check the model number and date code on their smoke alarms or combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to determine if any of their devices are included in the recall. If so, they should contact Kidde Canada toll-free at 1-888-784-2323 between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday regarding a free replacement smoke or combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarm. Consumers should not take the alarm out of service until they receive a replacement.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.