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Kidde Recalls Residential Smoke Alarms and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms

Starting date:
September 11, 2014
Posting date:
September 11, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Household Items, Electronics
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Kidde

Affected products

This 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.

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
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 AC/DC powered and 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 XX 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.

Neither Kidde nor Health Canada have received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these products. Kidde discovered the issue during an internal quality check.

Number sold

Approximately 112,000 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. Models i12010S-CO-CA and i12010SCA were sold between April 17, 2014 and May 13, 2014.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Fyrnetics Limited
Hong Kong
Kidde Canada Inc.

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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. ET 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.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

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.