Recalled Smoke Detectors May Be In Everett Housing Units

November 12, 2016

Everett

recalled smoke detectors

The detector is hard wired and has a battery backup.

recalled smoke detectors

Check the model number and mfg. date on the back.

This week Kidde recalled millions of combination Smoke-CO detectors that may have a faulty notification system. MyEverettNews.com has learned from a reader that some of those smoke detectors may be in units operated by the Everett Housing Authority. We’ve contacted the Everett Housing Authority and they are in the process of checking and will be following up with us. In the meantime you should take a minute right now to check your detector.

About the recalled smoke detectors…

Name of product:
Kidde NightHawk combination smoke/carbon monoxide (CO) alarms
Hazard:
The alarm can fail to continue to chirp when it reaches its seven year end of life if the batteries are replaced, leading consumers to believe it is still working. This poses a risk of consumers not being alerted to a fire or CO incident in their home.
Remedy:
Replace
Consumer Contact:
Kidde toll-free at 855-239-0490 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.kidde.com and click on “Product Safety Notice” for more information.

This recall involves Kidde NightHawk talking combo smoke/CO alarm with model number KN-COSM-IB and manufacture dates between June 1, 2004 and December 31, 2010. The alarms are hard-wired into a home’s electric power. The unit has a compartment on the back for the installation of a replaceable 9V backup battery. The alarm is white, round and measures 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 on the alarm.

Incidents/Injuries:

Kidde has received eight reports of incidents with the recalled alarms. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled alarms and contact Kidde directly for a free replacement alarm based on date of manufacture or a discount on a new alarm.

Sold At:

Electrical distributors and home centers nationwide and online at Amazon.com from June 2004 through December 2010 for between $40 and $65.

If you’re a renter and find you have one of the detectors contact your landlord right away. We’ll pass along any updates we receive from the Everett Housing Authority and Everett Fire Department.


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