Nearly 500,000 smoke alarms that might fail are being recalled.
The affected products are Kidde Dual Sensor (Photoelectric and Ionization) Smoke Alarms, models PI2010 and PI9010, with manufactured dates between Sept. 2016 and Oct. 2017.
Kidde said about 450,000 of the smoke alarms were sold in the U.S. and about 40,000 more were sold in Canada. The smoke alarms were sold through retailers such as Walmart, Amazon and Home Depot, as well as Kidde’s website.
Kidde is advising customers to remove their fire alarms from walls or ceiling and look through the opening on the side for a yellow cap. This cap can prevent smoke from reaching sensors and activating the alarms.
Customers that see yellow caps should contact the company for a replacement unit. If no yellow cap is present, the alarm can be safely re-installed.
For more information about the recall and how to contact the company for a replacement, click here.