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Posted on: April 2, 2018


Kidde Smoke Detector

On March 21, 2018, Kidde recalled their dual-sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms - model PI9010 (DC/battery powered) with the date code of 2016 Sep. 10 through 2017 Oct. 13 and model PI2010 (AC/hardwired) with the date code 2016 Sep. 10 through 2017 Oct. 13.  A yellow cap left on during the manufacturing process can cover one of the two smoke sensors and compromise the smoke alarm's ability to detect smoke, posing a risk of consumers not being alerted to a fire in their home. Approximately 452,000 units were sold in the U.S.  

- Consumer contact:  Kidde toll-free at 833-551-7739 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, from 9 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, or online at and click on "Product Safety Recall" for more information. - Description: This recall involves models PI2010 and PI9010 of Kidde dual sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms. "KIDDE" is printed on the front center of the smoke alarm. The model number and date code are printed on the back of the alarm. The date codes for PI9010 (DC/battery powered) are between 2016 Sep. 10 through 2017 Oct. 13 The date codes for PI2010 (AC/hardwired) are between 2016 Sep. 10 through 2017 Oct. 13  

- Remedy: Consumers should remove the alarm from the wall/ceiling and visually inspect it through the opening on the side of the alarm for the presence of a yellow cap. Consumers should not attempt to take apart the alarm, open the casing, or otherwise remove the yellow cap themselves. If a yellow cap is present, the consumer should immediately contact Kidde to receive instructions and request a free replacement smoke alarm. They should remove and discard the recalled smoke alarm only after they receive and install the replacement alarm. If no yellow cap is present, consumers should reinstall the smoke alarm and no further action is needed.  - Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of the yellow protective cap being present on a smoke alarm before it was installed in a consumer's home. No reports of incidents or injuries as a result of a yellow cap being present have been reported.  - Sold At: Menards, The Home Depot, Walmart and other department, home, and hardware stores nationwide and online at, and other websites from September 2016 through January 2018 for between $20 and $40.  The official recall notice can be found here -

Kidde Fire Safety Products: Shop Smoke Alarms, Carbon Monoxide Detectors, Fire Extinguishers

Kidde is the largest manufacturer of fire safety products, including fire extinguisher, carbon monoxide detector and smoke alarm lines available for home safety and business use.


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