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Kidde Removes Some Smoke Alarms From Store Shelves

November 10, 2016: Recall Notification: Kidde NightHawk combination smoke/carbon monoxide (CO) alarms model KN-COSM-IB and manufacture dates between June 1, 2004 and December 31, 2010. 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. Recall Details.

August 11, 2014: Kidde has announced that they have discovered an issue with the firmware in three different smoke alarms that are sold nationally. There apparently is an issue with the firmware in these devices. These three smoke alarms involved are:

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  • KN-COSM-IBA – hardwired combination smoke/CO alarm (manufactured between October 22, 2013 and May 13, 2014)
  • I12010SCO – hardwired combination smoke/CO alarm (manufactured between December 30, 2013 and May 13, 2014)
  • I12010S – hardwired smoke alarm (manufactured between December 18, 2013 and May 13, 2014)

Here is the content of the letter that they addressed to state fire marshals:

 

July 22, 2014

Dear State Fire Marshal:

Kidde is proud to enjoy a strong relationship with the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) as we value the commitment and dedication of the states’ top fire authorities. Like you, Kidde makes safety our top concern. Our mission is to develop solutions that protect people and property from the effects of fire and its related hazards.

As a life safety product company, we also believe it is important to address any potential safety issue quickly and thoroughly. This letter is to alert you to a matter that affects the following models:

  •   KN-COSM-IBA – hardwired combination smoke/CO alarm (manufactured between October 22, 2013 and May 13, 2014)
  •   I12010SCO – hardwired combination smoke/CO alarm (manufactured between December 30, 2013 and May 13, 2014)
  •   I12010S – hardwired smoke alarm (manufactured between December 18, 2013 and May 13, 2014) During an internal quality check, Kidde discovered an issue with the firmware in these devices. We have not received any reports of incidents, but are stopping sale of the affected units out of an abundance of caution. We also have corrected the issue in future products. We are working with our retail customers to obtain all affected units currently in stock. We also have notified and are working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). We value our relationship with the state fire marshals and NASFM and appreciate your understanding as we take care of this matter. If you have any questions, you can contact Neal Zipser, Kidde’s Community Affairs Manager, at 919-304-8264. Sincerely,Chris Rovenstine
    Vice President, Marketing and Sales

 

Download a copy of the letter here: Kidde Letter to Fire Marshals (219 downloads)