Smoke alarms recalled due to risk of failure to alert Last week, Universal Security Instruments announced a recall of about 180,000 10-year battery-operated ionization smoke and fire alarms sold in the United States. The manufacturer received 134 reports of failure to properly activate
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Universal Security Instruments websites list model numbers of affected units and contact information. Universal Security Instruments recommends consumers test these alarms and if alarm does not sound, consumers should contact Universal Security Instruments for a replacement.
Fire and public safety departments should share this information with their community through all means available.