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Posted on: May 7, 2021

[ARCHIVED] CPSC announces recall on smoke and CO alarms


A smoke and carbon monoxide alarm maker has issued a recall for several of its models produced between May 2019 through September 2020 for failure to alert when there's a fire.

Smoke alarms expire and must be replaced every 10 years, to ensure you and your family will be alerted to a fire. Products of all brands meet high safety and performance standards, but occasionally there are malfunctions. If you have replaced your alarms in the last 24 months, PLEASE READ below or follow the link. Take action for the safety of your family.

US Consumer Product Safety Commission Alert:

Recall Details

This recall involves Kidde TruSense Smoke Alarms and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms.  The recalled units are Kidde Model Series 2040, 2050, 2060 and 2070 Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide alarms.  Only alarms with the TruSense logo or “AMBER=FAULT” printed on the front of the alarm are included in this recall.  The model number is printed on the back of the alarm.

Recall Details

Consumers should immediately contact Kidde for a free replacement alarm.  Consumers should keep using the recalled alarms until they install replacement alarms.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Sold At:
Walmart, Home Depot, Menards and other department, home and hardware stores and electrical distributors nationwide, and online at, and other online retailers from May 2019 through September 2020 for between $10 and $70.

Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Company Inc., of Mebane, N.C.

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Recall number:

Consumer Contact:
Kidde toll-free at 844-796-9972 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET on Saturday or online at or and click on “Support” and then “Product Alerts” for more information.

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