NOTICE: March 23, 2018
Take Immediate Action on Smoke Detector Recall
Open Letter on Kidde Smoke Alarm Recall
A nationwide recall on roughly 450,000 Kidde smoke detectors was announced by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). According to the CPSC, models PI2010 and PI9010 of Kidde dual sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms have a yellow cap that can cover one of the two smoke sensors and compromise the smoke alarm’s ability to detect smoke.
This poses an immediate and dangerous risk as properly functioning smoke alarms are a life-saving tool from the dangers of fire-related incidents and smoke inhalation. In 2016, more than 14,000 accidental structure fires were reported in Florida which resulted in 201 civilian fatalities. I advise all fire prevention advocates across our state to immediately spread awareness of this recall.
- Remove any smoke alarms from the wall/ceiling and visually inspect it through the opening on the side of the alarm for the presence of a yellow cap.
- No one should not attempt to take apart the alarm, open the casing, or remove the yellow cap.
- If a yellow cap is present, you should immediately contact Kidde. They can replace it with a properly functioning smoke alarm.
For additional details surrounding the Kidde smoke alarm recall, please visit www.CPSC.gov and Kidde today and take immediate action to help protect your family, friends and neighbors. Your efforts just may make the difference between life or death for members of our communities.
Thank you for your time and service in this important matter.
REMINDER: Smoke alarms should be tested monthly and batteries should be changed at least once a year.