Kidde recalls 2 smoke alarm models

Kidde has issued a recall for two models of its dual-sensor smoke alarms.

A yellow cap that was left on during the manufacturing process can cover one of the smoke sensors, a press release from the Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

The cap can compromise the alarm’s ability to detect smoke, posing a risk that people may not be alerted to a fire in their home.

About 452,000 units were sold in the U.S. and another 40,000 were sold in Canada.

The two detectors recalled are Kidde dual-sensor, photoelectric and ionization, alarms models PI2010 and PI9010.

“KIDDE” will be on the front center of the unit and the model number and date code are printed on the back.

Kidde received one report of the cap being present on an alarm before it was installed. No reports of incidents or injuries have been received, the news release said.

The alarms were sold at big-box stores such as Walmart, Menards and Home Depot. The units were also sold online at Amazon, and other websites from September 2016 through January 2018.

Consumers should remove the alarm, visually inspect the alarm through the opening on its side to see if there’s a yellow cap. If a cap is present, do not take the alarm apart, open the casing or remove the yellow cap.

If you have one of these alarms, contact Kidde toll-free at 1-833-551-7739 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends. Consumers can also go online to and click “Product Safety Recall” and request a free replacement.