Kidde Recalls Smoke and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms Due to Alarm Failure http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Kidde-Recalls-Smoke-and-Combination-SmokeCO-Alarms/
Kidde Recalls Smoke and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms Due to Alarm Failure
Name of Product: Kidde hard-wired smoke and combination smoke/carbon monoxide (CO) alarms
Hazard: The alarms could fail to alert consumers of a fire or a CO incident following a power outage.
Consumer Contact: Kidde toll-free at (844) 553-9011 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.kidde.com and click on Recalls for more information.
Units: About 1.2 million in the United States and about 112,000 in Canada
Description: This recall involves Kidde residential smoke alarm model i12010S with manufacture dates between December 18, 2013 and May 13, 2014, combination smoke/CO alarm il2010SCO with manufacture dates between December 30, 2013 and May 13, 2014, and combination smoke/CO alarm model KN-COSM-IBA with manufacture date between October 22, 2013 and May 13, 2014. They are hard-wired into a home’s electric power. The il2010S and il2010SCO come with sealed 10 year batteries inside. The KN-COSM-IBA model has a compartment on the front for installation of replaceable AA backup batteries. 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. “Always On” is also engraved on the front of alarms with sealed 10-year batteries.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact Kidde for a free replacement smoke or combination smoke/CO alarm. Consumers should keep using the recalled alarms until they install replacement alarms.
Sold at: CED, City Electric Supply, HD Supply, Home Depot, Menards Inc. and other retailers, electrical distributors and online at Amazon.com, HomeDepot.com and shopkidde.com from January 2014 through July 2014 for between $30 and $50.
Importer: Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc., of Mebane, N.C.
Manufacturer: Fyrnetics Ltd. of Hong Kong
Manufactured in: China
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Fire Alarm Control Panels Recalled by Fire-Lite Alarms Due to Alert Failure
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Building managers should stop relying on this product's models listed below to provide adequate fire warning. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Fire Alarm Control Panel
Units: About 530
Manufacturer: Fire-Lite Alarms of Northford, Conn.
Hazard: The recalled fire alarm control panels used with an SLC-2LS expander module can fail to sound an alarm in the event of a fire.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description and Models: This recall involves the Fire-Lite model MS-9600LS Series control panel that uses the SLC-2LS Expander Module. The following control panel model numbers included in this recall are: MS-9600LS, MS-9600LSC, MS-9600LSE, MS-9600UDLS, MS-9600UDLSE, UNIMODE9600LS and UNIMODE9600UDLS. The control panel is the main portion of the fire alarm system. The software in the expander module tells the system to sound an alarm and flash warning lights. The words "Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell" and the model number are located on the front of the fire alarm control panel.
Sold by: Authorized wholesalers and distributors nationwide from October 2008 through March 2010 for between about $875 for the expander module and $2,285 for the control panel. These distributors resold and/or installed the control panels and modules for use in commercial facilities such as office buildings.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Building managers should contact Fire-Lite Alarms for a free software upgrade. Fire-Lite Alarms is contacting its customers directly.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the Fire-Lite Alarms' technical service department at (800) 627-3473 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.firelite.com
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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